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Rockville, MD
reply to QuakerWild

Re: Switches suddenly won't connect to FiOS router (M124-WR)

Is your 16 port switch a smart switch? Like can you assign it an ip etc?

This is getting out of my comfort zone. It's the NETGEAR ProSafe GS116. I don't think this is a smart switch.

Melville, NY
I have the same Netgear GS116 connected to a Rev. I, and I have zero problems. I've had the same GS116 since 2005, and I've used it since the Actiontec Rev. A BHR.


Downingtown, PA
reply to QuakerWild
Sounds like a bad switch to me. Unfortunately, it's not rare at all. Certain revisions Netgear ProSafe switches are known for failing capacitors causing them to die prematurely. More recent ProSafe switches have a lifetime warranty, so you may have some luck getting Netgear to replace it. They can also be repaired pretty easily if you know what you're doing with a soldering iron. When you swapped out the 16 port vs 5 port switch, did you use the same power supply? I've seen the power supplies for switches fail as well, and if you used the same bad supply with both switches it could explain why they both appeared to be bad.

Allegro ma non troppo

Camarillo, CA
Did you use the same ethernet cable for the two different switches. Are you using an old crossover ethernet cable or a port marked uplink? I am not familiar with these switches. I have an 8 port linksys plugged into my router with no problems. Try o isolate the fault down to one component.

Thanks for the responses and the ideas.

Good suggestions, but no I didn't use the same ethernet cable or the same power supply (the 5 port switch is actually just a little $15 Tenda switch, but it's doing the job for the moment).

Sounds like I have a bad switch. I hate to spend the money but it appears I'll have to give it a shot with a new switch.