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have a 2 computer set-up for now. I use the Linksys EG005W switch
there's one computer working perfectly using a linksys EG1032 (asus p4pe )
The other one :
asus p5b deluxe wi-fi with intel pro 1000 pci-e x1 desktop gigabit network adapter
os: win xp64 sp1
I get alternative messages at the bottom of my screen :
1. a network cable is unplugged
2. local area connection is connected 1.0 gbps
Everything is fine with the switch (Linksys EG005W) when I plug my p5b all alone. The same occurs if I open my P4Pe alone.Unfortunately when I open my p4pe and my p5b those messages below right appear again on the 2 computers.
However if I set my Nic to 100mbps everything functions. Any ideas why ? I bought the EG005w to be able to transfer at 1Gbps not at 100Mbps
Hoping someone could help me with this one.
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I don't have this particular switch. However, you will want to make sure that port speeds on the switch match those of your pc's (it appears you already tested that they communicate at 1GB, but are you positive that both of your pc's have gigabit ethernet cards in them?).
By default the switch is probably set to either full duplex/auto or half duplex/auto. You want to make sure each port in use is set to full/1000 if you want gigabit. This is a common problem with new switches as they are set to work right ouf of the box on auto, but the auto negotiate can be a real problem in many networks.
Also, make sure that the switch IP is in the same subnet as your router. Also make sure that the switch ip is not in the DHCP range of the router as you don't want the router trying to assign the switch an IP when it already has a static IP.
As you mentioned before too, wiring can also be a problem. You need strait through cables from your switch to each pc and a cross over from the router to the switch. With most new routers/switches these days,the cabeling really shouldn't matter anymore unless of course the cables were not termed correctly and they're just bad. Recommend if all else fails that you swap out all of your cat 6e cables for new ones just to be sure.