Netgear Ethernet Switch Problem...

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you could help me solve a problem
I'm having with my Netgear GS 605 Ethernet Switch.

I'm trying to get 3 devices online simultaneously: Mac G5, PC Notebook,
and Xbox 360. So far, I've only managed to get any 2 of them online, but
the 3rd (usually Xbox or the Mac) doesn't seem to be able to get an IP

When I unplug the cables from the switch and go directly to the modem
all work fine, but going through the switch it seems to lose one of the

Any ideas? Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

the dhcp pool is exhausted?


is this a problem on the modem's part, and can I call my ISP to tell them
there are 3 devices that need to be online?

Switch or router? Is this something you can go into a management GUI for? Are you sure you're getting an address from the switch (router) or are you picking it up from a neighbor's wireless?


it's a 5 port Gigabit switch from Netgear, model GS 605. Everything is
running through wires, no wireless connections anywhere.

when I ran network checks on the xbox, the screen read:

network connection: Found
IP address: Failed..... this was running it through the switch and into the

the guy at Frye's said that I didn't need a router in addition to the switch.
Is he right, or doesn't know what he's talking about?

So where are your IP addresses getting handed out from? If it's from the ISP then it sounds like you are getting limited. Buy a router, ditch the switch.

both pix show a router between the switch and the modem.

hmm. i never knew that a router could be taken out of the mix.


that's why i was wondering whether or not the Frye's guy knew what he
was talking about. i showed him the back of the box and he said that it
wouldn't be necessary.

I just read the specs. No DHCP server or NAT on that switch that I saw.

Your ISP is limiting how many IP's you get, not the switch. You need a router with DHCP capability or pay the ISP for an additional IP address.