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Software Design Engineer at Microsoft. McGill University Computer Engineering graduate.

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comment Desktop NIC can't connect to switch
Nope, I correctly netmasked. I mirrored all the settings. See my response above to William Hilsum, the problem was in the order of the components, not the configuration of the hardware (like I thought.) No idea how the laptop worked at all. (And yes, I made sure to disable the wireless NIC when testing the laptop.)
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comment Desktop NIC can't connect to switch
You're a genius. I had the set-up going: Modem --> Switch --> router instead of modem --> router --> switch. This caused the switch to share the modem's external IP address on the internal network. Now I'm curious how it worked on the laptop at all. :)
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comment Desktop NIC can't connect to switch
I tried that, it didn't work. To quote the original post: "Although both the laptop and desktop were forced to automatically get their IP address, I've tried to force the desktop to use the laptop's IP settings, but that didn't solve the problem. Instead it showed that the IP was already in use (weird, because the laptop was no longer connected to the switch at all). Forcing the desktop to use 50.132.27.163 as its IP did not show the IP collision error, but also did not enable internet access on the desktop."
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