I have a Netgear router using DHCP, Windows 7 Laptop, Panasonic WiFi tv and iphone 3 on my home network. If I power up all items everything works fine. If power down the Laptop the tv stops working on the network and returns the 169.254... IP address. If I reboot the router the tv returns a good IP and works fine. Is this normal?
I've tried a static IP address for the tv inside and outside the DHCP range and the tv always works on the internet but the iPhone app to control the tv does not and I can't ping the tv when using a static IP.
I would like to avoid rebooting the router when I switch the laptop off. Is this possible or is this the way things work?