Yes, I can ping the router, but the Solwise has no IP that I can find. There is certainly no way I can find to locate one or change one. All the documentation I can find says these bits of kit do not have an IP. My understanding of Powerplugs matches the Cisco definition of a switch "An unmanaged switch works out of the box and does not allow you to make changes. Home networking equipment typically includes unmanaged switches.".
I am greatly confused as to what is a 'network'. I have two 'wireless networks', one from the router and one from the Solwise wifi extender, with different SSIDs. I have several machines 'networked' - the PC via Powerplug to router, two laptops via wireless to router and a wireless printer (the printer is on the router 'network'), plus a 'Smart TV' and a set-top Youview box, both connected to the Solwise wifi. All bar the PC obviously could connect to either wireless 'network' by choice,.
So, is everything 'on the same network' since all route through the router or do the different SSIDs make for different 'networks'? Although the Solwise extender is 'fed' from the same ringmain as the PC, is it the same 'network'? Should I change the Solwise SSID to match the router wifi SSID? What effect will that have in the boundary areas between the two sources? Do the two wireless 'networks' need to be 'mantled' somehow in the router?
Whoops! I forgot my Gigaset box which is on a router LAN port and presumably has its own wireless network to my phone base station.
Edited by mikejp (Tue 06-Feb-18 09:02:12)