Question

Only 1 device gets Internet from switch

Oct 8, 2017 8:46PM PDT

In a room across the house I have a WRT1900AC Router plugged into a Arris comcast modem. I have a CAT6 cable plugged into the WRT router going around the house and into an extension of the house. The extension is separated by a brick wall so WIFI signal there is weak. The Cat6 going around the house is terminated in a TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch. To sum it up Modem<->Router<->Switch.
The issue is I have 3 devices connected to the switch; a PC, a Tivo, a Sony TV. The PC connects to the internet just fine, the Tivo and the TV both report no router. How can I make this work?

Discussion is locked

Follow
Reply to: Only 1 device gets Internet from switch
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Only 1 device gets Internet from switch
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
Seems odd
Oct 9, 2017 9:18AM PDT

but I wonder which ports you are using in the 5 port switch. Often the last port is for uplink use and is shared with port 4 so only one can be active at a time. Make sure you are only using ports 1 thru 4. Another thing to try if you've not already done so is plug one of your other devices into the port your PC is currently using. Another place to look for clues would be in your router's web interface to see what devices show as being attached. This could take some sleuthing on your part.

- Collapse -
Answer
As noted.
Oct 9, 2017 9:50AM PDT

Check your wiring and ports.

If any hand made cables are in the mix, use factory made cables for a test.

CNET Forums

Forum Info