I used an ethernet switch to connect about four computers to the internet in my office. At first I got the message from the LAN icon displayed at the bottom right corner of the screen of one of the computers that says 'Limited or no connectivity' I then clicked on properties on the Local Area Connection icon, clicked TCP/IP and manually set an IP address, leaving the default gateway blank. I used an IP address of 192.168.1.1 and subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 After doing this the icon now displayed a message 'Local Area Network is now connected'
I tried to open a web page, google for example, but it failed to open. The cable is ok. Pls help, what shall I do next?