Trouble connecting multiple switches to one router

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by drdr22, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. drdr22

    drdr22 New Member

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    Hey,

    So ive run out of ports on my router (D-Link DIR-825) and my 8 port switch (ASUS GX-D1081). I recently went out and bought an identical 8 port switch. When I try and plug this new switch into my router any device connected to the switch does not receive and IP address. Am I doing anything wrong or forgetting to enable some setting. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    David
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    The switch operates at layer 2 which does not handle IP addresses which are allocated at layer 3 - you need a router with more ports.
     

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