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I am setting up a home network and having trouble getting my blu-ray player connected. It was working fine until I added a switch with 2 connections. I uploaded a sketch I made of the set-up.

Since I added the switch which my sig rig and network printer are connected to my blu-ray player which is connected directly to the wireless router no longer has connection.

I have been through my router settings several times, when I go to the connected devices view, the switch, my pc, and my printer show up, not the BR player. Though on the router the light for the port it's connected to does light up. The BR player is set to auto network connection.
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put the bd player behind the switch.
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What's happening is the BD player isn't getting a DHCP address. If it was a regular computer you would simply point it to the switch's address for dhcp but I think the player isn't smart enough.
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I was thinking that might be the issue. The blu-ray player does give me the option to manually set all the addresses I just don't know what to use.

thanks very much for your reply!
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If the second router is correctly configured/connected as a switch, there shouldn't be any problems; the other thing I can think of that may be causing a problem is that the main router may be set up to only assign a limited number of IP addresses.
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If the second router is correctly configured/connected as a switch, there shouldn't be any problems; the other thing I can think of that may be causing a problem is that the main router may be set up to only assign a limited number of IP addresses.
thank you for the reply. I have no problems with network and internet on my pc and my network printer works fine connected to the switch. I thought it might be something like that.
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post #7 of 7
A "switch", or atleast in the context of what OP has at home, isn't going to have an IP address.
You don't "point" a computer to a dhcp server. Just connect and it receives address via DHCP by sending out the request.

Why is DHCP disabled on the router? That is going to cause the blu ray player to not work unless you give it an address.

With only a few things connected like you have in the diagram, there is no way you are going to run out of addresses ... especially if there are only a few things connected.
    
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