Hi there I've never posted to a support forum before so here goes :cheesy:
First of all I'll give you the details of my network and then the problem!
Total PCs: 7 (including 2 laptops which access network wirelessly)
IP Addresses: Handled by DHCP server on router
Router: D-Link DI-524 4-port
Switch: 3Com 8-port switch model 3CFSU08
O/S: Windows XP Pro SP2 on all machines
Internet Connection: ADSL
Now that i've got that out the way (and hopefully included everything you need to know) I'll describe the problem I am facing
Basically our network until about two weeks ago was working fine we then required an extra two desktops so I purchased the above mentioned switch.
Connecting the wires and such I believe went well everything lights up and works.
The problem though is that at any one time on any of the PCs or laptops the connection seems to time out. By this I mean that the connection is there but you cannot access neither the internet or any of the folders that the other PCs are sharing.
To resolve this time out it is necessary to disconnect the network cable and plug it in again or in the case of the wireless network disable the network adaptor and then reenable it.
This problem is driving me nuts! so any help anyone can give me will be GREATLY appreciated!!!