I have an old router that I would like to repurpose as a switch and as a access point.
I did the following steps according to guides I've found online:
My home networks router IP is 10.0.0.138 And it's DHCP server distributes from 10.0.0.1-32
On the old router I did the following:
Changed its IP to 137 (10.0.0.137)
Disabled its DHCP server
Connected the old router to the home router via LAN cable
Problem is: Some devices that connect to the switch via wifi - get a valid IP in the range and are successfully connected to the home network.
But: some devices cannot connect to the switch as they are waiting for an IP and getting a weird one starting at 169.254.x.x
This happens to devices connected only via WiFi, machines connected via Ethernet cable seem to not have that problem.
This presents a strange problem as if only X devices are allowed to be connected to the switch.
Old router model: DLink dsl-2760U
What is my problem? Did I miss a step ? Thanks in advance