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Dropping internet when computer is added.

By lowcivicman99 ·
I am currently running a linksys wireless router straight from my cable modem which I have running to my Dell power connect 2016 that splits off to my machine, my printer, then to a US Robotics router which supplies connection for my wifes home and work machines.

the problem I am recently having is over the course of the day I must lose connectivity to all my machines more than a dozen times but comes back fairly fast. I noticed that the reason I was losing connection was because my powerconnect 16 port switch was failing. I think that somehow it is tripping, causing ALL the lights to light up. When this happens all my machines are disconnected (so it says).

Anyway I started playing around with it and noticed that when my home machine is connected it trips the switch fairly fast. So from there I have to unplug it to restart it and I'm good. I swapped out the cat5 cable and still getting the same problem.
So I tried unplugging all the cables to find out that it only happens when my machine is plugged up.

I searched online and on Dell's site looking for info but came up short. Someone said in a thread somewhere that when all the lights are on it is dead. But dead is all on after the reboot also, which I am not so I know its working. Does anyone have this problem or know of a way I could fix it?

Thanks guys.

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