Unidentified Network

pts.
Tags:
LAN
Netgear
NIC
I have a weard behavior in a small LAN where some PCs "wired" cannot get connected to the network nor get an IP address from DHCP. to be specific, the network has: 1. Win 7 clients, NICs have auto negotiate on, Jumbo packets off 2. Dlink unmanaged switch 10/100, 24-ports, all are auto negotiate, auto sense 3. ISP router with DHCP service that's working fine Problem: some PCs with NVIDIA nForce NICs gets the "Unidentified network" when plugged to the Dlink switch. trying to remove the NIC and restart does not fix the problem, tring ipconfig/release doesn't fix it as well, and trying to assign them a static IP also doen't fix it. Had to use another Netgear unmanaged switch "also all its 16 ports are auto negotiate and auto sense", attached it to the router and connected it to the Dlink "downlink" so now Dlink is connected to the ISP router through the Netgear switch. so now the network now as follows: some PCs connect to Dlink which has traffic to the router through the Netgear switch and other PCs are directly connected to the Netgear which goes to the internet through the router. To this point, all are happy but my problem is why can't I simply move all PCs to my Dlink 24 ports and remove the netgear "16-ports" from the network, use it in somewhere else.

Software/Hardware used:
Dlink unmanaged 24-port switch, Netgear unmanaged 16-port switch, NVIDIA nForce NICs

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Discuss This Question:  

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following