We moved into a new house with some fairly solid walls. The old owner had a previous setup that we tried to use. Summary is below:
Downstairs Study: Hub 3.0 with an ethernet cable to an RJ45 terminal
Upstairs Cupboard: Hidden cables that terminate at an RJ45 port in the upstairs cupboard. Ethernet cable to TP Link switch; and then other ethernet cables plugged in that go to ports around the rest of the house
The problem I am having is intermittent. Sometimes these ports in the rest of the house work great. Sometimes not at all. I've reset my hub multiple time but with no success. I was wondering if there is some type of configuration I should be doing on the hub to get this working properly.
I would change as many of the cables as is possible with new Cat6/7 ones and also replace the switch. Try a different output port from the Hub too.
Are you in router mode - or modem mode with your own router ?
-------------------- John --------------------
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Thanks so much both for your quick response - so currently my Hub is set to router mode. I also have connected some BT Home Wifi Disks (the problem existed before these were installed) and the Hub needs to be in router mode as the disks don't have any additional ports.
Currently, my setup is:
Port 1: Cat 6 cable into RJ45
Port 2: Cat 6 cable into home laptop
Port 3: Cat 6 cable into kitchen
Port 4: Cat 6 cable into switch upstairs
Port 1-3 are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing.
I was wondering whether changing any DHCP setting or port forwarding might make a difference. But frankly I am a novice at this and that might completely ridiculous.