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Ok my network is giving me fits. Let me explain how i have it setup first.

Ok The dsl modem and netgear router and my pc are in a seperate building from my house ( my studio ) i have a jackplate on my wall with two cat5 jacks..

ok so , it goes from the router to the jackplate which feeds my house with internet. it goes into the house into a d-link 5 port switch which feeds two pc's

this has been working for months and months.. now all of a sudden it seems that when i have the 5 port switch in the house hooked up my connection will get funky, not loading pages ect and then dropping out totaly.. right now i have my pc hooked up to my router, from the router it goes to the wall plate from this building and into my house. i disconected the switch that is in the house and just hooked up one pc and its working great.. i have all the pc's configured with their own ip and all that jazz... it was working great for along time. now its not .. do you think the switch could be going bad?

and if it is.. can i add another ethernet card into the pc i have in the house to share the connection with the pc in the livingroom? or do i need a switch.
    
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You can use another network card and use the computer as a proxy, but it would be much easier to just get another switch.
    
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hmm yeah thats what i was thinking, any recomendations on a decent switch?
    
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Well it depends on your financial situation. If you can afford it, a cisco switch is the best. If not, I've used a netgear 5 port gigaBit (Model GS605) switch for a while now, and it hasn't caused me any problems. Plus, it's not like I only have two computers on it, I have every port used up 24/7 and it's been handling it great.
    
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