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Laptop to a Ethernet Switch (Cable)

Discussion in 'Firewalls and Networks' started by Puzzle, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Hi, Can anyone help me ?? I am trying and have been for days to set up my laptop.
    My laptop is a Satellite 4090XCDT, I have a Desktop too.
    The Laptop is running 2000 and the Desktop is running XP Home. i want to conect the laptop to my Ethernet Switch so i can go on line with it when my wife is on the desktop. (all the time "ebay":wacko: ) but the Laptop will not see the Switch...... I am not very good on computers, if anyone can help me, please keep it simple..... (broken English would be good,no PC talk :wacko: )

    Kind Regards

    Steve :helpsmili
     
  2. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    Hi and welcome to D-A-L :clap:

    what make is the switch and how's it connected to the Internet?
     
  3. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    The Switch I have is a D-Link DES-1005D which is plugged it to a Netgear Modem.
     
  4. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    is the ethernet cable from the modem plugged into the WAN port on the switch?
     
  5. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Arh... here could be the problem "WAN" ??

    Okay this is how it is setup the Phone line goes to the Modem, the Modem then links to the Switch, the Switch then goes to the Desktop out of one of 5 holes in the back (WAN's ??)
    Leaving 4 Ports left in the switch. (4 WAN's left?).One of the ports in the Switch is then linked to the Laptop which does nothing.
     
  6. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Desktop works fine on the Internet. Plug a cable from the Switch to the laptop and then click on Internet and it says Cannot Find Server.
    Now I do no that I did have a X-Box (once) also running thought the switch at the same time, so cannot understand why i am unable to just plug in the ethernet cable straight from the Laptop to the switch and it work.
     
  7. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    the cable from the switch to the PC what socket is it plugged into?

    the cable that goes to teh desktop have you tried that pkugged into teh laptop?
     
  8. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    No
    But i will do now... Please hold caller...hehe..... the line may go silent but i have NOT cut you off
     
  9. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Nope
    it would appear that it doesnt matter with socket the Desktop is plugged it to it works, but no matter what one you plug the Laptop into to it has no affect.
     
  10. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    I would say it has something to do with the laptop Ethernet card.

    has it got an Ethernet card? I've just googled and that model only has a 56k modem
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2007
  11. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    I see.
    Meaning ??
     
  12. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    No it has no Card i am running a "sitecom" USB on it.
     
  13. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    if you've only got a modem you can't connect that to a switch.

    has the laptop got any card slots
     
  14. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Yeah 1.
    But i am not wireless
     
  15. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    if you've only got a modem you can't connect that to a switch.

    has the laptop got any card slots

    how are you connecting the laptop to the switch?
     
  16. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Network USB adapter 10/100
    This network USB adapter is simple to connect via the USB port on your PC or notebook, enabling you to set up a network connection immediately.

    Connect your PC to a network via USB
    10/100 Mbps compatible
    USB 1.1 compatible

    Thats what it says but it dont do it... Lol
     
  17. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    I've never used on of those.

    do you have to install drivers for it?

    how many USB ports have you got?
     
  18. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Oh its from "sitecom" (they list it there.

    and yeah there is a driver disk that comes with it, which i have installed.

    I only have one USB Port whish it is plugged into. it says it is ALL okay so must be a Firewall problem I would think but i am not sure. If I ping the Desktop the settings are different to the one's on the Laptop (if i ping that).
    so now I am well lost.
     
  19. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    The Switch/Gateway must have to be open to allow the Laptop to get though the Firewall... yeah ?? That will then allow access to the internet ?? No...
     
  20. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    If i search for a Network using the Laptop it will not see the Desktop.