Wi-Fi Router Not Connecting to Internet Through Switch

Wi-Fi Router Not Connecting to Internet Through Switch
Wi-Fi Router Not Connecting to Internet Through Switch
2020-07-23 07:17:30
Model: TL-SG105E
Hardware Version: V4
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So I have a ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 Modem and directly connected to one of the ports is my Tp Link 5 port switch (TL-SG105E). On one of the ports I plugged my Google Nest Wi-Fi Router and for some reason it will not connect to the internet even thought the Modem and Switch are both connecting just fine with no issues. All ports in use on the Switch are enabled but for whatever reason the Router will not connect. Anyone have any ideas? I have already tried factory resetting every component multiple times. If I plug in the Router directly into the Modem and then plug the switch into the Router everything works, but my internet speed drops from 850+mbps to under 100mbps even thought all switch ports are set to 1000MF. Any help or ideas would be really appreciated. Thanks!

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Re:Wi-Fi Router Not Connecting to Internet Through Switch
2020-07-24 17:43:58

@Empasm 

 

A modem will only give internet to one device either a computer or router, but not more than two. 

 

In your case, you need to have the router directly connected to the modem first, then the switch after.

 

If you are seeing speeds below 100 Mbps, then you need to use a different Ethernet cable. Especially if you are seeing below 100 Mbps, that usually is from using Cat 5 cable (limited to 100 Mbps) rather then Cat 5e or above.

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Re:Wi-Fi Router Not Connecting to Internet Through Switch
2020-09-16 20:15:35 - last edited 2020-09-16 20:16:15

@Tony Does it matter which port on the switch you plug the router into? Port 5 looks different but i haven't tested. Thanks!

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Re:Wi-Fi Router Not Connecting to Internet Through Switch
2020-09-16 22:20:43

@irwinpfletcher 

 

On a network switch, any port should be good, also there should be a light indicator if the port is linked at a gigabit or 100 Mbps speeds. Generally, the port LED would be amber if it is running at 100 Mbps, and green if it is a gigabit.

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