Originally Posted by Fiasco
I plugged my RA2 repeater into my network. I do not remember what the default address was and it didn't pick up an IP address from DHCP.
However, RA2 Essentials saw it anyway.
I'm in some kind of Catch22 with the repeater. I plugged it into my network and even though DHCP was set to true, I didn't appear on my network (according to my network diagnostic tool) and RA2 Essentials couldn't find it.
So I connected my laptop directly via CAT5 cable and Essentials found it no problem. I was able to activate and download all programming.
I tried going in and hard-coding the IP address, the gateway address for my router, and the mask. It gives me an error message that says the address that I'm using is out of range but it lets me download the changes anyway. But then it still isn't recognized on my LAN and Essentials doesn't see it over the network.
I then went back and tried to set DHCP back to true. It let me and I downloaded the change but then not only couldn't I connect via the LAN, I could no longer connect directly with the CAT5. I had to reset to factory settings before I could communicate with the repeater via CAT5.
When I did that, Essentials could find the repeater again but it wouldn't let me save the repeater with DHCP set to true, since because it was hooked to my laptop I got an error message that said it couldn't find a DHCP server and set the parameter to false before it would let me save.
Any other ideas?