Broadband Question

  2Xtreme_lives 19:56 25 Nov 06

I have a speedtouch ADSL modem with one usb port and one Ethernet slot. I wanted to connect a games console to it so i went out and bought a netgear 8 slot switch. However for some reason when the ethernet cable from my modem is plugged into the switch it will not connect.
Any suggestions?

  mgmcc 20:34 25 Nov 06

Unless the network switch has an "Uplink" port or auto-sensing ports, you may need to use a CROSSOVER ethernet cable between the router and the switch. Presumably it is a "router", not just a modem, otherwise you won't be able to connect multiple devices to the internet.

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