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Standard User Andrew_W
(knowledge is power) Sat 10-May-14 18:14:45
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Netgear switch and my new router


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My current set-up is an Edimax AR-7284Wna modem router connected to a Netgear FS605 v3 five port switch. All works OK with three PCs connected to the switch.

I have just bought a TP Link TD-W8960N modem router and the LAN ports on it seem not to be compatible with the Netgear as it does not work! The LAN port input indicator light from the router does not light on the Netgear but the other PC ports do light. The new router will not work with a TP-Link powerline adapter either. Direct connection, bypassing the Netgear works OK.

What please might be the problem?

Andrew
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 10-May-14 19:08:59
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Re: Netgear switch and my new router


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Does the Edimax support MDI-X i.e. no matter what sort of cable (cross-over or patch) it should link.

There can be issues with some Ethernet ports not co-operating when using MDI-X or negotiating port speeds, so usual trick is to force one of the ports to a fixed speed e.g. 100 Mbps

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Standard User Andrew_W
(knowledge is power) Sat 10-May-14 20:02:06
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Re: Netgear switch and my new router


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As far as I can ascertain, neither router supports MDI-X. At least I cannot find any reference to it in their respective specifications.

Andrew


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 10-May-14 20:52:49
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Re: Netgear switch and my new router


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The netgear does.

Find out if in router interface you can force the speed for a lan port

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Standard User Andrew_W
(knowledge is power) Sun 11-May-14 08:41:55
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Re: Netgear switch and my new router


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Thanks Andrew, will have a look but it will have to wait until tomorrow. If I can force the speed, I assume I reduce it?

Andrew
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(staff) Sun 11-May-14 11:09:09
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Re: Netgear switch and my new router


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Start at slowest and then find the fastest that works

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Standard User Andrew_W
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-May-14 20:27:05
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No go! I have spent ages trying to find a way or indeed any reference to how force the port speed on this TP-Link router, and failed!

I will contact TPL Support and see if they know wink

Andrew
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(staff) Mon 12-May-14 20:35:55
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Pretty sure you tried this - but the obvious needs to be said sometimes, you have pulled the power from the netgear and switched it back on

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Standard User Andrew_W
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-May-14 20:47:09
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Oh yes! wink But it wont work through a TP Link powerline adapter either.

Andrew
Standard User Andrew_W
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-May-14 18:29:41
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Re: Netgear switch and my new router


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Apparently according to TPL support, LAN ports not configurable.

Hopefully more to come!

Andrew
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