Uverse gateway 5268AC - Ethernet connection shuts off when connected to a switch
When I try to plug the Netgear GS208 switch into the 5268AC gateway, the gateway shuts off the Ethernet port. I can verify that the port is off with a bright orange led on the connection. Also, I can verify on the 192.168.1.254 site that the wired ethernet port is down. If I switch ports, the previous one will return to being up, and the new one will be down. I have two existing connections that are on static IP addresses: 1 for the DVR and 1 for a Cisco AP connection to a remote DVR.
Why is it so difficult to connect a dumb switch into the Uverse gateway? Is the gateway defective? Sure seems that way.