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linksys ezxs44 ethernet switch with cable modem

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  1. slayer

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    i recently built a third computer for my network, added a cable modem, and got what i thought was an unbelievable deal on a linksys ethernet switch (ezxs44 4 port)..... free.
    now for the problem: i have an ericsson pipe rider cable modem, 3 linksys lne100tx nic cards, and the ethernet switch. i've treid to connect my machines and the modem through the switch the same way i connected the 2 computers before(pc to pc with cat 5 cable), it didnt work and it locked my system.
    basiclly i am asking for somone to tell/show me how to hook everything up so it functions correctly, i've tried to no avail (ive reset all the configurations for the nic card in my main machine and am only running it with the modem (the original windows/roadrunner software configuration). do i have to change the cat 5 wiring diagram?, what seetings should i use on the nic cards?, and what do i do with the cable modem settings.

    let me know what you come up with(i'm getting desperate, .................my girlfreind...........MY computer)


    thanks again
     
  2. brianF

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    I would think one of your cables is wrong.

    check the ends of the cables, make sure the same wire colors are going to the same pins, sounds like you have a crossover cable going from modem to switch.
     
  3. slayer

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    thanks for the reply,
    I thought of that and checked, then i tested ech cat 5 by using it from the modem to my nic, the cabels are fine, the ports on the switch read individually, just not when everything is plugged into it at once.
    so its either that i need to configure the modem with my isp, and the nic cards, or just the nics, i'm not sure of what to do or what the settings might be.
     
  4. brianF

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    Try this guide http://firingsquad.gamers.com/guides/lan/default.asp

    there are three of them, get the lan portion of the networking working, then deal with the modem


    Does your isp allow you more than one ip address, if not your going to need a router or proxy server.
     
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