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#277143 28-Sep-2020 16:50
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I realise there have been a few similar threads on this recently but I wanted to ask my own question, so rather than crash someone else's threat I have started a new one.

 

 

 

I have recently cabled the house to put ethernet in most of the rooms.  My ONT is in one corner of the house where the office is and the router (Netgear Orbi) is there (for now anyway).  There is a patch panel and switch (Netgear GS724Tv4) in a cupboard upstairs which feeds the wired ports in the rest of the house.  2 of the orbi satellites are then connected to the switch.  Anything wired works fine, Wifi is fine mostly but on occasion it wants to redirect you to routerlogin.net (the switch webUI).  Is there a way I can force the switch to direct DNS queries to the router or prevent this from happening?  I have tried switching the DNS on the switch off, setting it to the IP of the router and putting the 2degrees DNS servers in the switch but no matter what I do, on occasion it will redirect traffic to routerlogin.net.  Where have I gone wrong?  What more info do you need to help me?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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  #2575519 28-Sep-2020 18:06
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Hi the last thing you should do is set the ip address of the switch to that of the router that's plain silly.

Set its address to something other than the router.

Switches normally don't do dns so not sure how you get that tied in.

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  #2575535 28-Sep-2020 18:43
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cyril7: Hi the last thing you should do is set the ip address of the switch to that of the router that's plain silly.

Set its address to something other than the router.

Switches normally don't do dns so not sure how you get that tied in.

Cyril


That’s not what I’ve done. The switch is on an IP set by DCHP from the router. The switch has an option for DNS. it’s default DNS is the router IP. I have tried as above thinking it is a DNS issue but even with DNS switched off it still tries to redirect any Wi-fi traffic to the switch web interface. This is only on occasion though, not all the time.

Any other suggestions?

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  #2575537 28-Sep-2020 18:52
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Hi all I can say is the dns of the switch is of no relevance to this.

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  #2575538 28-Sep-2020 18:54
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cyril7: Hi all I can say is the dns of the switch is of no relevance to this.

Cyril


Thanks. Any idea why Wi-fi traffic goes to routerlogin.net?

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  #2575545 28-Sep-2020 18:58
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What ip, subnet and dns records do wired hosts get compared to wireless.

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  #2575552 28-Sep-2020 19:23
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So after some further troubleshooting, I have discovered that I was wrong about being directed to the switch UI, I am getting sent to the orbi satellite UI, which I think is showing that it is not connected to the router, although the router shows the satellite is connected.  I checked all the wired connections in the patch panel before I wired the switch in but will check the patch leads are all connected correctly.  I don’t really understand how the router can see the satellite but not the other way round, they were working on WiFi backhall prior to me connecting them wired so you’d think that would kick back in if the wired link was down.  More head scratching and will check the patch panel hasn’t got a lose wire when I get the chance.  Thanks for your help Cyril and sorry I hadn’t quite worked out where the problem was earlier.  It may still be a settings issue though but my guess for now is a loos lead in the patch panel.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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Edited to add - switched from cable 1 to cable 2 and all seems to be working.  Both cables tested ok so not sure that was the issue.  Will wait and see.


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