Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:44 PM
The problem that you are having is that usually on a 5 port switch, it will have the 5 ports and an extra "Uplink" port. Usually you will use the uplink port for your modem/router. IF you have that plugged in, you CANT use the 5th ethernet port. The reason they make it like this is to ensure that you dont have issues of not seeing the Uplink ports light. If you notice, if something is plugged in the uplink port, the lights for port number 5 are active. Your best bet to get another pc on the network is get a bigger switch, or hook your modem into a router and that should get you a few extra ports.