An IPCONFIG confirms APIPA assignment with computer returning 169.254 IP address.
I would like to use DHCP, so I connected a router to the switch in the following way:
1) Ethernet cable from Port 1 of Router(Buffalo WHR-HP-G54) to Port 1 of switch(ASUS GX-D1081).
2) All computers and printer are plugged in ports 2-8 of switch. (there is no uplink port, just regular ports which all serve as uplinks)
I reset my network adapter on my computer to force it to get a new IP address. It is still being assigned via APIPA(169.254...). I logged into my router and checked the DHCP range and set it to 192.168.11.11 to 192.168.11.99 (I wanted to reserve 2-10 for static addresses). The address of router is 192.168.11.1
I also tried putting the ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router and the computer still got assigned via APIPA. I can not ping the router through the switch.
If I plug my computer directly into the router, then it properly assigns an IP of 192.168.11.11.
I can't seem to allow my Router to assign IP's through my switch. My switch does not have any DHCP abilities like some smart switches - it is just pass through. There is no way to change any settings, so I am sure it is not the switch. They also all have auto MDI/MDIX, so it can't be the need for a crossover cable either. The only thing I can think of is settings on the Router itself.
Any help is appreciated
PS - I want to do this since APIPA is unreliable and I am adding a new Network MFP printer which can not use APIPA - the printer is showing a third network 192.0.0 in subnet 255.255.255.0. I can't assign it an IP in the range of the APIPA addresses, so I want to go DHCP. I also have 6 laptops that attach to this network, which I do not want to manually configure for static IP's I may want to assign a static IP to the MFP in the range I opened up (2-10) if that makes sense (does it?)
Edited by cbird01, 12 October 2010 - 04:49 PM.