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No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183

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No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183

When I connect Mac directly to SB6183 with Ethernet cable, no internet. When I connect AirPort Extreme to SB6183 and Mac to AirPort Extreme then internet is ok. Thanks in advance for any ideas


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Re: No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183


@Tobyeemm wrote:

powercycle the modem before plugging in the mac or after?

 

After.

 

also a network switch right out of the modem is ok?

 

No, a switch is "dumb" device and it won't know how to route traffic properly. You want a router right off the modem. 

 


 



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Re: No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183

You have to powercycle the modem every time you connect a new device to it. 



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Re: No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183

powercycle the modem before plugging in the mac or after? also a network switch right out of the modem is ok?

Thanks again!

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Re: No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183


@Tobyeemm wrote:

powercycle the modem before plugging in the mac or after?

 

After.

 

also a network switch right out of the modem is ok?

 

No, a switch is "dumb" device and it won't know how to route traffic properly. You want a router right off the modem. 

 


 



"Keepin' it clean since '09"
I am not a Comcast employee, just a moderator.
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Re: No net when Mac connected directly to SB6183

Thanks!!!