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horsesurfer

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Hi there!
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?
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.....what is the switch connected to besides teh computers? a router? a modem? what?

just setting a static IP address arbitrarily won't get you anywhere...and you have to have a default gateway to get out to the internet...the default gateway would be the internal IP of either the router or modem that you're connecting through
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The switch is portable....it's only about 2x7 inches wide. It's connected to the power supply besides the computers.
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......ok....and where do you expect the internet to come from? ....you have to plug SOMETHING into a device that has a connection to the internet...like a modem.....
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