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Need help solving wired connection issue

Well to start, I've known about this issue for a while, but was unable to figure out how to resolve the problem myself or able to accurately describe the issue at the time. My issue is that my computer is unable to connect directly to a wireless router. In order for my PC to receive a stable connection I'm required to use switch in between the two. If I were to connect it directly the wireless router the connect will repeatedly switch between no connection, identifying connection, then to connected, then rinse and repeat.

The computer is self-built and few years old. My specs are as follows:
Intel i5-3570k (3.40 GHz)
8 gigs Kingston RAM
EVGA Nvidia GTX 560
MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard

My router is a Belkin N300 wireless N router.
The switch is a Netgear 5 port.

Any help is much appreciated.
Thank you.
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  1. Ad Hoc mode on? Are you using Static IP config? Have you tried releasing IP settings from PC? releasing DNS settings from PC? How about resetting router to default and starting over?
  2. Your title says wired, your text says wireless.

    Which is it?
  3. USAFRet said:
    Your title says wired, your text says wireless.

    Which is it?


    I'm sorry I guess I wasn't clear enough. When I said "directly connected" to my wireless router I was implying an ethernet cable connected directly to the router.
  4. T_T said:
    Ad Hoc mode on? Are you using Static IP config? Have you tried releasing IP settings from PC? releasing DNS settings from PC? How about resetting router to default and starting over?


    1. I'm pretty sure I'm not in Ad Hoc mode due to the fact that my pc is wired, and to add all of the wireless devices ranging from laptops to smartphones/tablets have never experienced any issues connecting.
    2. My IP is static, just double checked to make sure.
    3-4. How would I release IP settings or DNS settings from the PC, particularly in Win10?
    5. If all else fails, I'll attempt this options. Though I'm still not understanding how I'm able to receive internet connectivity to my pc when a switch is playing middleman to the operation instead of directly from the router to the pc. (I should add that my pc is connected with an ethernet cable, it does not have wireless capabilities)
  5. Best answer
    With static IP you also have to specify the subnet and gateway. Are you sure these settings are the same as the router's? Perhaps changing to DHCP?

    To release settings:

    1. Open Command Prompt
    2. Type: ipconfig /release, then hit Enter
    3. Now type: ipconfig /renew, then hit Enter
    4. Next type: ipconfig /flushdns, then hit Enter
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