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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 4:43 PM

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BGW320-505 network ports

Does the BGW320-505 support connecting a network switch to one of the 4 ethernet ports? I want to connect more than 4 physical devices to the router. Initial testing allowed all devices to get a TCP address, but only the first one to connect would actually get internet access.

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2 years ago

Hey there @gareth001!

 

That shouldn’t really be a problem, especially if they’re an unmanaged switch: those should be plug-and-play. Depending on the type of switch, you may need to set up IP Passthrough mode on your Gateway. We’d recommend doing a bit of research on the specific type of switch you want to use, but there’s nothing that should stop it from working on the BGW320.

 

Let us know if you have additional questions!

 

Genevieve, AT&T Community Specialist

tonydi

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2 years ago

@gareth001   What's the make and model # of the switch?

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2 years ago

It's not actually a true switch, it's a Motorola Bonded 2.0 MoCA Adapter. Allows a network to run through coax which the house is wired for. For now I have the MoCA plugged into my old router that's running through IP Passthrough mode from the BGW320 to get the wired devices in the house back up and running - but the old router only has a 150Mbps WAN port. I'm probably just going to get a new router anyway which has a gigabit WAN port and plug the MoCA adapter into this.

tonydi

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2 years ago

LOL....yeah, not a true switch indeed.  I've never used MoCA adapters in this sort of situation and so I don't know if your Internet connection issue is common or not.  But given the fact that IP Passthrough already adds a layer of possible pitfalls and you're also on the new gateway on which we have almost zero real world feedback, it's not surprising to me that you could have oddball issues like that.

Let's see if the new router changes things but I would guess not.

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2 months ago

I have the same issue with a basic witch .  I am using a 3Com "Basline 10/100 Switch" "SuperStack 3" 3C16465B.

Old configuration was a Spectrum Modem in front of a Netgear R7800.  Plug and play.  I could attached devices to the switch and the Netgear would recognize and assign an IP.

With the BGW320-505 it recognizes the switch and assigns an IP address to it but that's as far as it goes.

tonydi

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2 months ago

@Krolopp   Since you started your own thread and this one really has nothing to do with a switch and is old, I'm closing this thread.

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