I’m trying to setup my home network, but can’t get it to work properly.
Current setup is as follows:
- I’ve got Ethernet ports in each room of the house linked back to a patch panel in the garage.
- I’ve got fibre internet, with the ONT installed next to the patch panel.
- My router (Netcomm NF4V) is located in the home office, and is connected to the ONT via the patch panel. The router is working fine – wifi is working, and I can connect my laptop in the office directly to the router via Ethernet cable without any problems.
Here’s the problem: I can’t get the TV in the lounge to connect to the internet via Ethernet cable. I have a switch (TP-Link TL-SG1005D) next to the patch panel in the garage, and have connected it up to one of the spare ports on the router. The TV is then connected to the switch via the patch panel (see diagram below).
I get the following message when I try and connect the TV to the internet: “You can connect directly with network devices, but connection to the Internet is not possible”.
Any ideas where I might be going wrong?
Thanks for your help!