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'Switch' under network map, and ''not connected to any network''


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#1 Trecherous

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:30 AM

Hi, I have two problems with my home network.

 

There's 5 computers on the network, 2 wireless, and 3 wired, all on one router.

 

There's two seperate problems with two of the wired pcs.

 

The first, which led to noticing the second, is that even though i'm connected to the internet it doesn't show what network i'm using, or doesn't know the network is there. It's not causing issues, but no one seems to know what's the cause, maybe you do?

 

And second, the other computer that is also hardwired to the router shows  two routers when I open the network map. It shows the computer going through a router labeled 'switch' and that going to our actual router, and then to the internet. While I can see the third computer goes through our router and has no issues at all, I can't see the first (the one with no network) except at the bottom of the network map.

 

So my question is, what is this switch? There's no reason it should be there.

 

I also attached a photo of the network map.

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Edited by hamluis, 18 February 2014 - 09:22 AM.
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#2 Trecherous

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:39 AM

Possibly, could the "no network" be because of UPNP not being turned on? I wouldn't be surprised. And also, I think I read somewhere someone saying 'switch' was just the ISP's modem. But where it's placed doesn't make sense, does it? My router should be between the internet and the computers, or the computers and the modem, with the internet following the modem. Also, at least one of the hardwired pcs doesn't go through the switch.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:44 AM

Wrong forum, I apologize. Thank you in advance to whom ever moves



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

There's a few things that need explaining and then I think you'll see all is well. 

 

1) Your "router" is also a switch. That is what the 4 ports are on the back. These are 2 different things. Hence 2 different icons

2) the dashed lines in that diagram indicate wireless connectivity.

3) the solid lines in that diagram indicate wired connectivity 

4) the wired PC's would connect to the switch

5) wireless computers would connect to the router directly. 

 

Does that help clear things up?


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

like a mother f*cker. Thanks a bunch.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

Most welcome =)


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