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Hub one and TP-link 8 port Ethernet switch issue.

MrFraggle
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Registered: 26-01-2015

Hub one and TP-link 8 port Ethernet switch issue.

Got the Hub One yesterday and had major set up issues which involved a call to the techies at customer service. It turned out that the problem I had was with the TP-Link Ethernet hub. Connecting the Hub One directly to my main PC gave me a connection.
Later that day I rearranged the 5 Ethernet connections on the TP-Link and everything connected without an issue. This morning I had to do exactly the same as I had no connection via Ethernet until again i had rearranged the cables.

Is there a known issue with the TP-link hubs, this one.?

Should I purchase another brand if so which?

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Re: Hub one and TP-link 8 port Ethernet switch issue.

Do you turn the Hub one off at night?

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vultura
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Re: Hub one and TP-link 8 port Ethernet switch issue.

I am not aware of any issues with that unit.

MrFraggle
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Re: Hub one and TP-link 8 port Ethernet switch issue.

Nope I do not.

tstaddon
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Re: Hub one and TP-link 8 port Ethernet switch issue.

Hi

I have my setup like this:

 

 Hub One (wireless disabled)
|
|--- Gaming PC
|
|--- 500AV 1a ··· 500AV 1b homeplugs
|                 |--- TP-Link switch
|                      ¦ ··· Workstation
|                      ¦ ··· Zyxel NAS
|                      ¦ ··· Samsung DLNA
|
|--- 500AV 2a ··· 500AV 2b homeplugs
|                 |--- TP-Link W8980 as wired bridge
|                      ¦ ··· SSID1 (2.4ghz for guest wifi)
|                      ¦ ··· SSID2 (5ghz, private)
|                      ¦ ··· TV
|                      ¦ ··· PS3
|                      ¦ ··· network printer

 

This has worked absolutely fine both at this house and at our old house for over a year, and I've tested the setup with several different ADSL routers. That said, something very weird happened yesterday while I was at work, which not only knocked out the 2a homeplug, but also switched the W8980 back into ADSL router mode and re-enabled the DHCP server - I've had it configured in bridge mode with DHCP relay for ages. The only thing of interest that was happening over the network at the time was a laptop going through the Windows 10 updates but lord knows why that would upset a homeplug or cause a router to change its operating mode. The only device I'm a bit wary of that's connected to the TP-Link switch is the NAS; I did tinker around with its firmware a couple of days ago and enabled some modules that I'd patched manually. I suppose it's possible that's been doing something weird.