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Issue connecting more than 4 devices to internet

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Last response: in Networking
December 17, 2009 2:05:19 AM

Hi, I've got a problem connecting more than four devices simultaneously to our home LAN.

I've just renovated and installed cat 6 cable throughout house and up till recently only ever had no fewer than 4 devices connected.

Network related hardware consists of

  • Netgear DG834GV Integrated ADSL(2+) Modem and (4 port) Wireless Router with voice
  • Netgear GS116 Prosafe 16 port gigabyte unmanaged switch

    Connected as: ISP -> DG834GV -> DS116 (DG834GV port 1 patched into port 16 of DS116)

    Devices connected to switch
  • 4 notebooks
  • Icybox NAS
  • SAGE STP-HD200 media player
  • Netgear PS121 print server

    In addition, there are two wireless PDA devices that I was hoping to connect via wireless to DG834GV .

    DG834GV config page reports 4 attached devices. These devices can access internet. Additional device connection attempts fail...

    Using a notebook that fails internet connection I have confirmed that no IP address has been allocated (ipconfig -all)

    I would expect that the router should be assigning IP addresses using DHCP for devices connected to switch and I've spent half a day googling for possible solutions to no avail. Any assistance is greatly appreciated...

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    December 17, 2009 6:45:42 AM

    OK, all sorted. :pt1cable: 

    I patched router to switch with standard network cable. Made up a crossover cable for the task and now connecting > 4 devices.