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xFi Gateway 3rd Generation compatible Ethernet switches

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xFi Gateway 3rd Generation compatible Ethernet switches

I have a TP Link TL-SG116E Ethernet Switch.  Just got the XB7 Gateway,.  Extensive Troubleshooting, bridge mod vs non-bridge mode.  The switch firmware is up to date and after 2 Installer Trips, and 5 phone calls, no one has a clue why when I activate the switch, the internet gets disrupted and drops off line, then comes back up.   The fix was leavng it unpluged.  

 

I'm not attached to the switch.  Does anyone have any suggestions and or eperience with switches that work?

 

Thanks

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Re: xFi Gateway 3rd Generation compatible Ethernet switches

I tend to stay away from any switches that have any kind of control setting and go for simple unmanaged switches, especially if all you're doing is sharing network resources and a connection to the internet. 

I'm actually using a TP-Link TL-SG1024S 24 port switch and it's been solid as a rock, both with my older XB6 and my current XB7 gateways. So were my previous Netgear GS308 and GS208 8 port switches. 

 

 

 


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Re: xFi Gateway 3rd Generation compatible Ethernet switches

Thank you!   more questions:

 

1.  What port did you connect (XB7 port # __) to (Ethernet Switch port # ___)

2.  Did you need to do anything in XFI?  Like edit the LAN/WAN

 

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@IRONPete wrote:

Thank you!   more questions:

 

1.  What port did you connect (XB7 port # __) to (Ethernet Switch port # ___)

2.  Did you need to do anything in XFI?  Like edit the LAN/WAN

 


1.  XB7 port 1 goes to TL-SG1024S , Port 2 to GS308, Port 3 to GS208, and Port 4 (the 2.5 Gbit) is currenly unused while I wait for a 2.5Gbit NIC on order. 

2. No, all settings migrated over to the new gateway flawlessly. 

 

 


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Re: xFi Gateway 3rd Generation compatible Ethernet switches

darkangelic,

Good info on the switches, thanks for that.

I just got an XB-7, but am having trouble finding useful tech info on it.  Where did you learn that Port 4 is 2.5Gbs?