48-port Gigabit ethernet switch SLM2048
Lots of IP-enabled kit round the house
Cat6 cable everywhere
Brand new self-built house
Home network working like a dream
Already got 1 WDTV Live Hub working happily away in the basement - this one shipped perhaps 9-12 months ago (to the UK) and came with a slide on power adapter (US market?).
My second WDTVLH arrived today, this time with a push-in and screw-tight adapter (Asian market?),
I unwrapped it, connected it via HDMI to the Panasonic TV, exactly like the one in the basement is connected and to the same model and year of TV.
100% working ethernet cable connected to 100% working ethernet port on wall connected to WDTVLH ethernet port.
“I’ll just be ten minutes darling, whilst I start all the firmware updates…”
That was 4 hours ago. :angry:
So I tried automatically finding IP address. Nope.
Then I tried manual settings, based on the settings from downstairs (but obviously changed static IP address to something not already in use on network). Nope.
Reboot WDTVLH. Tried both steps again. Nope.
Reset to factory settings and then reboot and then tried both steps again. Nope.
Roll back firmware to 2.07.17 (? i think) from 3.0.something (? or similar) and then try all of the above again. Nope.
(By the way, each time I try one of these things I notice that when I check the ‘connection’ via the menu, it fails - 3 red crosses - and when I go to check the ‘system’ via the menu I can see the MAC address but the IP, Mask, Gateway, and DNS all read 0.0.0.0)
Double check all ports in lounge - all good. Check cable - also good.
Turned WDTVLH around so I can see ethernet port light as I fiddle with its settings.
Just an orange light, that blinks at random intervals between 2 and 15 or so seconds, typically with intervals of between 4 and 8 seconds.
I think my ethernet port on my WDTVLH is broken.