My home network is running thru a Netgear FWG114P "Wireless Firewall/Print Server". My apartment is wired so that 10 different locations are run into 1 closet. It runs problem free for both its wired and wireless connections. It's connected to a cable modem for Internet access.
I swap in and out the 6 connections which I don't have room for in the Netgear unit depending on the location I need to connect from.
I recently brought home from my office Bay Networks BayStack 350T-HD10/100 Autosense Switch with 24 ports.
I thought I could simply plug all of my computer connections into the switch then the switch into the Netgear unit. Keep the Netgear unit uplink to the modem and I would be done. But, none of the computer connections worked. Also the only light on the switch that came on was the one leading to the Netgear unit.
I tried cross-over cables in each connection and while the light came on for the switch to Netgear connection (as it had before) nothing else seemed to connect with a cross-over cable.
Can someone tell me what I'm missing? Does the switch belong at a different place in the process?
Many thanks in advance