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Need help configuring router to switch to patch panel. No internet signal.

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#1 Dizzy14


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:00 AM

My entire house is wired up with Cat6. Everything is punched down to a siemons patch panel. The wiring has been tested and it is correctly installed. I can't seem to get an internet connection to any of the jacks in the house unless I plug the patch cord from the panel directly into the cable modem. If I try to use my router and/or switch I don't get a connection to the jacks around the house. I have tried plugging directly into my Linksys E3000 router (I use for the wireless network) from the patch panel and that does not get me internet signal. I have tried from patch panel to my Netgear GS116v2h2 switch and fed the switch via the router, but still no connection. I am not very knowledgeable with router/switch configuration. Is there something I need to configure internally on the devices or should this be a simple plug and play set up? Thanks for the help! 


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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:58 AM

All patches go from ports to the switch.  A single line goes from switch to a lan port in the router.  Routers wan port connects to the modem. 


This is the correct series of setup.


Router should be doing dhcp for the lan so any connected device will get a ip address.

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