Firexcpro wrote:> This is the setup I have Computer<----------->Switch<----------------->WDTV no internet is connected to the devices
I assume you are saying that this is your entire network setup? In order to get this to work, you will need to manually assign appropriate static IP addresses to the computer and to the wdtv:
A network device must be have an IP address. Adresses can be assigned automatically by a DHCP server on your network or they can be assigned manually. Your wifi router probably runs a DHCP server by default so your system works when using wifi. Neither your computer nor your switch run DHCP servers (typically). This means you will have to assign them manually. This means supplying three pieces of info to the computer and the wdtv: (1) IP address, (2) subnet mask, and (3) gateway IP address.
While I could tell you how to do this for the above setup (and it is quite easy), it sounds like you want to be able to get on the Internet at times via the wifi router, which means whatever you set up on your computer and wdtv has to be consistent with the wifi router. But I have no idea how that is set up.
A better idea seems to be to hook your entire network together, so that you always have Internet access, and all networking info is consistent (since it will all use the wifi router’s DHCP). From what you are saying about Internet access, I am assuming that your wifi router is connected to your cable modem (or similar device), or is even integrated with it. Most wifi routers have several wired ports as well, so you should be able to connect the wifi router to the switch you showed above using an Ethernet cable. This should make the router’s DHCP server (I am assuming it runs one from what you say) available to the computer and the wdtv device, which should get everything to be able to talk to one another (then you just need to get Windows shares setup properly).
If what I have said about connecting the wifi router to the switch doesn’t make sense (or it is not doable), then please provide some more info about your wifi router (and Internet connection) and physical layout.