Originally Posted by Sbarry
I have two 5040 units, both of which have the same problem - I am unable to assign an IP address to either one.
You assign IP addresses when you do a network setup, and your RTV cannot get settings from a DHCP server. It needs to time-out... something like 2 minutes before you can manually enter the RTV's IP, subnet, gateway, and DN Servers.
That being written, you want to make sure that DHCP is turned off on your network, because of the DHCP bug... When the hardware boots, your RTV will ask for an address. When the OS boots, it was ask for another. If they are different, things don't work.
Turn off DHCP and set up your LAN manually for this effort.
Are you using WiRNS & SD, or the mothership?
The HD drive on one of the units failed and got corrupted on the other so I no longer have a working unit. I am using the factory reset image. I have replace the hard drives in the past and never had a problem with network setup before. I also do not see any light blinking on either the replay or the router when it tries to connect.
Confusing.... A failed hard drive cannot corrupt a hard drive on another machine. When you write "light blinking" are you referring to a connection? or traffic?
Is it possible that the Ethernet port on both units is blown? It seems strange that both would fail in this way, but I did have a lightning strike in my backyard this summer. Not sure if that is when the Replay units failed as I don't use them much anymore.
If they weren't connected when you had the strike, then I doubt the ethernet ports failed. If nothing else on your LAN failed as a result of the strike, then odds would be that your RTV's ethernet ports are fine. Of course, it is possible that the RTVs were the weakest link... goodbye...