So, I've got two computers and a wireless access point hooked up to a five-port switch that connects to a DSL modem. The problem is, at some point or another, the modem's ethernet light will suddenly go dark and both computers will be disconnected. No amount of power-cycling fixes this. The problem can be partially alleviated by directly connecting one computer to the modem, but this leaves the other computer in the dark in terms of any sort of network connection, along with any computers that need to be connected through the wireless router, which includes a desktop used for work upstairs. I'm not sure exactly where the problem lies but I'm becoming more and more sure that it's the modem, because the five-port switch continues to recognize any computer that's powered on and connected, plus the modem and router.
In case these are needed, the brands and model numbers of the networking equipment are:
Modem, Speedstream, 060-5660-171
Five-Port Switch, Linksys, EZXS55W
Router, Linksys, BEFW11S4
Edit: Oh dear. I seem to have posted in the wrong forum again. Sorry. Please move this?
Edited by darkslategrey, 21 June 2008 - 09:06 AM.