I moved into a new house that has Internet data ports already installed in most of the rooms. My cable modem sits in the basement, inside a media panel. The modem connects to a 4-port Linksys wireless router, also in the basement. The 4 ports then connect by patch cables to 4 slots in the media panel. And those slots are hardwired to each room. So...modem > router > panel > rooms. This works just fine. Until I put a switch in the mix.
In the office upstairs, I tried plugging a cable from the wall port into port 1 of a Netgear GS108 gigabit 8-port switch. Then I plugged the other devices in the office into the switch. Nothing works. (Yes, this stuff can all work wirelessly, but it's much faster plugged in and should be even faster if/when I get it connected through the Gigabit switch!).
Does the switch need to be connected directly from the router? Shouldn't it work fine going from the router to the panel to the wall to the switch? Help! I talked to Netgear support for 40 minutes and got no answers (from India).
Thanks in advance,