Can you manually set the IP address on the device, i.e. set one that is in the routers NAT range, but outside the DHCP range, remembering to set DNS and gateway too
Got a Vodafone sure signal and its DHCP handling is abysmal, but cannot set a static in the one I have.
Yes I think you can - this is given as an option after the Controller failed to connect to network. I didn't select it as I was unsure of all the settings (submask etc.)
However I've now noted them all down (as they were listed after successful connnection last night) should I need to try this.
Another option the Controller gives after failing to connect is "Self-assign IP address". When I've selected this in the past, the Controller immediately says "connected to network" (even though the red icon is still there) !! Does this have any significance ?
Did I do the sensible thing in selecting "always use this IP address" once it finally seemed to connect to network properly ? Or is this unlikely to make a difference ... ?
I should add that this Controller has worked almost flawlessly for 3 years before all of this.
The only recent changes have been a new O2 II router (whilst troubleshooting a previous poor broadband/internet connection issue) and the Devolo plug.
Edited by swayzak (Thu 08-Dec-11 15:21:35)