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Topic # 138744 15-Jan-2014 13:36
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I have a spare W8960N that I was thinking of using purely as a LAN switch to link my DVD player and MySKy decoder to my home network using the cable connection which I currently use for one of the PCs on the LAN.
Is that quite simple or is there anything that might possibly be a problem?

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  Reply # 967583 15-Jan-2014 14:47
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You'll just need to disable the DHCP server in the TP Link so it doesn't try to give our ip addresses to devices.

Also don't use the WAN port, the cable from rest of the network and cables from DVD and mysky all go into LAN ports.

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  Reply # 967590 15-Jan-2014 14:54
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I never realised that the MySky decoder had a LAN port on it.  It is enabled, that is what I would be wondering.




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  Reply # 967621 15-Jan-2014 15:27
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Ragnor: You'll just need to disable the DHCP server in the TP Link so it doesn't try to give our ip addresses to devices.

Also don't use the WAN port, the cable from rest of the network and cables from DVD and mysky all go into LAN ports.


Thanks.
That's what I hoped.




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  Reply # 967622 15-Jan-2014 15:29
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mxpress: I never realised that the MySky decoder had a LAN port on it.  It is enabled, that is what I would be wondering.


I'll find out in a couple of days.   

I only noticed it when I was fiddling with the HDMI connectors to link the DVD and MySky to the TV.

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  Reply # 967641 15-Jan-2014 16:13
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mxpress: I never realised that the MySky decoder had a LAN port on it.  It is enabled, that is what I would be wondering.



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  Reply # 967652 15-Jan-2014 16:22
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The LAN port won't have any functionality until mid year when the new MySky firmware comes out.




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  Reply # 967654 15-Jan-2014 16:23
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sbiddle: The LAN port won't have any functionality until mid year when the new MySky firmware comes out.



Thanks for the info. 

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