I have a weird problem which not been able to resolve as of yet. Okay so let me explain, I have recently had fibre optic installed, and I decided to use a new Airport Extreme (instead of the router supplied).
Now I have some devices running over wifi these work perfectly without any problems. I have some other devices which run over ethernet (nas server, windows 8 pc, and boxee). The boxee connects fine but the nas and the windows pc, doesn't connect properly to the router.
I have trawled through numerous pages to find out why these two devices are not connecting properly.
The windows pc returns an error unidentified network. I have tried to configure the network card to try obtain ip auto which does not work - ipconfig returns the following:
Ethernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.145.77(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
I have also disabled use obtain auto ip and used the settings below:
ip address: 192.168.1.45 subnet : 255.255.255.0 gateway: 192.168.1.1 dns: 192.168.1.1
I have tried a few things like disabling ipv6 and firewall without luck. Also I have checked the cabling which is all ok. I wanted to find out if anyone else has come across this problem and can help in resolving it.
Also as a side note I have uninstalled the network card and reinstalled, also checked that it is running up to date drivers.
just briefly the settings used on the airport extreme, are:
pppoe to connect to provider, dhcp range 192.168.1.2 - 200