Trying to connect to the internet using 2 computers

By waterproof
May 28, 2009
  1. Today I bought a DES-1005D switch so I could connect to the internet using my PC and Laptop at the same time. I have a Modem provided by my ISP but it only has 1 port, so no other computers connect, so instead i got myself a switch, I'm trying to see if it works, but it will not connect to the internet, i remove the cable from where its plugged into the modem and put it into the switch, and also a another cable connected to the laptop to the switch.

    For some reason it will not connect, anything I'm doing wrong?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    return it -- a switch will not do what you desire -- you need a router.

    that said, it should allow ONE system to work, but as soon as you connect the second,
    both will loose the connection.

    look carefully and the markings; ONE should be an UPLINK -- that is the one to the modem.
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