I setup my WRT54GL with tomato and it works great, but… I needed more ports so I connected a Netgear 5 port switch (autosensing) and my devices get no addresses when i connect via the switch.
If I remove the switch and plug the ethernet into the port on the router that my switch was connected to, i connect no problem. The switch is brand new and was sealed in original plastic, i have my doubts it is defective as the 10/100 lights do flash when connected. When plugged into my router though- the port its connected to shows no light on the router.
Is there some special configuration I need in tomato to make this work? or does this specific setup not like a netgear switch?