Hi all, i am trying to configure and install a IDS in my work network. I have never dose this before so i have been having some trouble trying to trouble shoot it to see why i am not getting any alerts. I have built a passive tap as per this diagram.

But i don’t know if i have done something wrong. I connect a pc to one of the host ports and then connected the other to my switch (i though i would test it like this before i fully implement it) i tried to ping the gateway and all went fine. I then connect “TAP A” (1,2) to my IDS everything seemed fine, still able to ping. I then connected “TAP B” (3,6) and then i tried to ping the gateway again and then it was like i had no connection. Have i done something wrong? Or is this normal behaviour ?