Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.

Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.
Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.
2020-06-18 05:45:37
Model: Archer A10
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Firmware Version: v 9

I have a Netgear CM 500 modem, a Comcast connection & 2 Windows 10 PC's.  I connected one ethernet cord from my modem to the TL switch, & the other 2 ethernet cords to the switch & to each of my 2 PC's.  I can get onto the Internet with one of my 2 PC’s, but not the other.  I tried restarting the PC that had no Internet connection; that did not help.  Likewise, Comcast tried a reset & that did not work.

Could the problem be that I have a modem, not a router?

Any suggestions>?

Thanks,

Mark

 

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Re:Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.
2020-06-18 18:32:29

@markb1 

 

The modem is only able to provide internet connection to one device so in order to give internet to multiple devices you want to connect a router to the modem. The TL-SG1005D is only a network switch, and not a router so it is not capable of sharing the one internet connection to multiple devices.

 

So your setup should end up like this:

 

modem --- router --- PC1

                           \--- PC2

 

A typical wireless router usually has about 4 LAN ports so you can wire your two computers to it. If you need more LAN ports you can wire your switch to the router:

 

modem --- router --- PC1

                     |  |   \--- PC2

                     |  \----PC3

                      \----- Switch --- PC4

                                       \---- PC5

 

A router would be something like the Archer A7.

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Re:Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.
2020-06-18 18:47:11

@Tony Thanks, Tony.

 

Mark

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Re:Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.
2020-06-18 22:47:59

@Tony One more question, Tony.  The Comcast representative suggested I get a splitter.  Based on what you wrote to me, that would not work.  Am I correct?

Thanks,


Mark

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Re:Can't get onto the internet with TL sg 1005D switch on both PC"s that I have connected it to.
2020-06-19 18:27:21

@markb1 

 

Definitely not, all you need is a simple wireless router. Since you are mainly going to have a wired network you would not need a router with all the bells and whistles. Just make sure it has gigabit ports which most affordable routers have now.

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2020-06-20 07:26:54

@Tony

 

Thanks, Tony.

 

Mark 

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