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Modem will not let me connect directly

I have bought a switch for my modem to allow me to connect my PC on windows 10 and my apple airport extreme that way i could use both but upon plugging it into my PC is says unidentified network through the Ethernet cable and it will not let me use it. so i have had to continue to plug my Ethernet cord into my airport instead of the switch. would there be any way to fix or use Ethernet directly through my modem and not my airport

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2 minutes ago, BurntNewt said:

I have bought a switch for my modem to allow me to connect my PC on windows 10 and my apple airport extreme that way i could use both but upon plugging it into my PC is says unidentified network through the Ethernet cable and it will not let me use it. so i have had to continue to plug my Ethernet cord into my airport instead of the switch. would there be any way to fix or use Ethernet directly through my modem and not my airport

What kind of switch?

Some are dumb switches and will not hand out IP addresses (that's what a router is for)

 

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What switch did you buy and how did you connect it to the router?

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Just now, Radium_Angel said:

What kind of switch?

Some are dumb switches and will not hand out IP addresses (that's what a router is for)

 

it is a netgear gs605 it said it could connect to a modem

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Just now, Sauron said:

What switch did you buy and how did you connect it to the router?

Netgear gs605 and i connected it via ethernet

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What's wrong with the airport? Is there a reason you can't hook the switch up to it?

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1 minute ago, Fixinit1 said:

What's wrong with the airport? Is there a reason you can't hook the switch up to it?

the airport is not giving me the full speed of direct hookup to the modem so i bought a switch and plugged the modem in and the the airport and then tried my pc. the airport is working fine though

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1 minute ago, BurntNewt said:

the airport is not giving me the full speed of direct hookup to the modem so i bought a switch and plugged the modem in and the the airport and then tried my pc. the airport is working fine though

Perhaps the airport and the modem are fighting over who gives out the IP address?

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6 minutes ago, BurntNewt said:

it said it could connect to a modem

It probably took for granted that your modem was also acting as a router. If you use a separate modem that doesn't offer router functionality it won't work. You can connect the switch directly to the airport or, if the modem does have router functionality and they are simply disabled, enable dhcp on the modem (and disable it on the airport).

 

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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1 minute ago, BurntNewt said:

the airport is not giving me the full speed of direct hookup to the modem so i bought a switch and plugged the modem in and the the airport and then tried my pc. the airport is working fine though

What if you both, then plug in JUST the PC? Do you get any internet that way? Also, I've got an Airport Extreme, and I don't experience any bottleneck through that when compared to directly from my modem.

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through the switch? i have the modem plugged into the switch, my pc, and the airport

Just now, Radium_Angel said:

Perhaps the airport and the modem are fighting over who gives out the IP address?

 

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1 minute ago, Sauron said:

It probably took for granted that your modem was also acting as a router. If you use a separate modem that doesn't offer router functionality it won't work. You can connect the switch directly to the airport or, if the modem does have router functionality and they are simply disabled, enable dhcp on the modem (and disable it on the airport).

 

the modem has no functionality i cant access the modem settings at all 

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I unplugged the airport from the switch and plugged my pc back into the switch and it doesnt work still 

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1. What model modem?

2. If it's a pure modem then it will hand out ONE IP address to the first thing that asks and ignore all additional requests meaning if you hook up a switch and connect multiple things then only the first thing that asks will get an IP (A public IP) and nothing else will get an IP address. If you swap devices you need to reboot the modem for it to hand out a new address.

3. What internet speed are you paying for?

4. What model airport? What speeds are you seeing when connecting through it?

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1 minute ago, Lurick said:

1. What model modem?

2. If it's a pure modem then it will hand out ONE IP address to the first thing that asks and ignore all additional requests meaning if you hook up a switch and connect multiple things then only the first thing that asks will get an IP (A public IP) and nothing else will get an IP address. If you swap devices you need to reboot the modem for it to hand out a new address.

3. What internet speed are you paying for?

4. What model airport? What speeds are you seeing when connecting through it?

1. it doesnt say i looked for it forever i cant find it on the modem it was given by our isp

3. 50 mbps although its supposed to be 60

4. its the newest model (dont know off top of head) connecting through it gives me about 15 Mbps over wired and about 2 over 5ghz wireless

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39 minutes ago, Fixinit1 said:

What if you both, then plug in JUST the PC? Do you get any internet that way? Also, I've got an Airport Extreme, and I don't experience any bottleneck through that when compared to directly from my modem.

i only get internet by having the modem and the airport plugged into the switch and then plugging my pc into the airport

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What CAT level Ethernet cable are you using? This shouldn't be a problem, but I don't know why else you airport would be bottle necking your connection so significantly. 

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CPU - Ryzen 5 2400G

GPU - 1060 6GB Gigabyte G1 Gaming

RAM - 16GB DDR4 3000mhz Team T-Force Delta RGB

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2 minutes ago, Fixinit1 said:

What CAT level Ethernet cable are you using? This shouldn't be a problem, but I don't know why else you airport would be bottle necking your connection so significantly. 

it should be cat 5 i can check but i was not the one who originally set up the modem. 

 

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1 minute ago, BurntNewt said:

it should be cat 5 i can check but i was not the one who originally set up the modem. 

 

it is cat 5e for all the cables 

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48 minutes ago, BurntNewt said:

the modem has no functionality i cant access the modem settings at all 

Then you need to plug the switch in the airport's second ethernet port. Modem->airport->switch.

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Just now, Sauron said:

Then you need to plug the switch in the airport's second ethernet port. Modem->airport->switch.

then thats not going to solve the problem that basically how it is already i want the modem to give the airport internet and my computer internet. my computer is already hooked  up to the airport plugging the switch into it wont make a difference

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1 minute ago, BurntNewt said:

then thats not going to solve the problem that basically how it is already i want the modem to give the airport internet and my computer internet. my computer is already hooked  up to the airport plugging the switch into it wont make a difference

That's not possible if it's a pure modem with no router functionality as I mentioned previously.

Any chance you can get us pictures of the modem?

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1 minute ago, BurntNewt said:

then thats not going to solve the problem that basically how it is already i want the modem to give the airport internet and my computer internet. my computer is already hooked  up to the airport plugging the switch into it wont make a difference

Then you'll need to buy a dedicated router.

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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Lurick said:

That's not possible if it's a pure modem with no router functionality as I mentioned previously.

Any chance you can get us pictures of the modem?

i found the modem it is a aris tm106. it was a replacement our old one supposedly got fried in a thunderstorm 

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