Re: ethernet.... =(
I assume your IMAC is OK when connected directly to your modem?
So you may need a X-over cable for the uplink to the switch. not all devices are self configuring and I dont know which Netgear switch you have.
Imagine if someone developed a search engine
They could call it something like, well, Google.
Then people could ask questions directly.
And if those questions were spelt correctly.........
Wow,.. Just imagine.