I just thought that I would relay an amazingly frustrating experience that I had tonight. Because of where I am posting, you can probably guess the ending.
So, we suffered a power outage for a few hours tonight. I have most of my electronics on battery backups of one sort or another. As luck would have it, I had the bias light for my TV plugged into the battery backup (rather silly, but it was useful to have some source of light).
As time went on, the battery backup was showing a progressively decreasing amount of battery time left, so I was powering off and/or unplugging just about everything, including the TV.
Soon after I had unplugged my receiver, the power comes back on. Hooray, I can go about watching TV and web surfing. Or not... my internet connection wouldn't work.
I checked everything:
- DSL Modem, check
- Network switch, check
- Wireless router, check
- Main gateway...on, but looking more closely, I was getting an error with regard to the fact that the IP address 192.168.1.1 was already taken. Nothing had changed in the settings, but I futzed with settings every which way. I could ping 192.168.1.1 from various machines, but it obviously wasn't the gateway. I start unplugging devices (Ooma VOIP adapters, other computers, etc.).
Finally, I try something that I should have tried before, which was to go to 192.168.1.1 in a web browser (I had tried, but with an https: prefix, because that is what my gateway uses). And what comes up? MY KURO'S WEB INTERFACE!
So, the Kuro or whatever DHCP server it hit decided that it would be a good idea to give 192.168.1.1 to the television. To me, that is baffling. I just thought that I would share, in case anyone else happens to run into a situation like this where their television prevents them from connecting to the internet.
I have never experienced anything like this. It is almost enough to make me want to disconnect the Kuro from the network, but instead I just gave it a static IP address.