It connects quite happily via cat6 20metres of cable at 1Gbps, but when it needs resetting, the Netgear Prosafe Utility indicates that it has changed to one of the Microsoft APIPA address range and cannot be reset from this utility either.
Some of the Netgear Info says "169.254.x.x is indicative of a DHCP failure". I have tried this managed switch in both DHCP on or off and the PlusNet Router is DHCP enabled.
I haven't been able to work out what's causing this issue and it is an area that I'm not that well clued up in.
I wondered whether it would be better to get an unmanaged switch or could I find the same issues?
I wanted to try a managed switch so that i could see just how much data certain devices were taking eg NowTV and Amazon Video..
When the setup is working there doesn't appear to be any issues and when I've think I've altered something and it's been stable it only goes to prove me wrong!
WiFi on 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz is still on mainly for Mobile phones/tablets etc. The switch caters for the 1xPC, 1xLaptop (both at 1Gbps) and 1xDVD Player and 1XTV (Both at 100Mbps)
I appeciate any ideas - many thanks.
Edited by Vorlon (Thu 16-Nov-17 05:51:32)