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Ethernet doesn't work on network extender (WCB6200Q)

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I installed the 6200Q extender in the basement where we have a weak/spotty signal from the main router upstairs. It connects properly to the main upstairs router and wifi signal is now fairly decent.

 

However, I really need a hard-wired ethernet connection because I frequently livestream. The problem: the ethernet connection on the extender doesn't work. It gives a "self assigned" IP address when I connect it to my Macbook. Any ideas on why it won't generate a proper IP (and associated info to properly connect to the internet); and what I can do, short of running a 100ft long ethernet cable from upstairs?

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@TheCoastalElite wrote:

and what I can do, short of running a 100ft long ethernet cable from upstairs?


 Besides ethernet as a type of wired network media, there is also:

 

#1 Using existing TV wires to create a network, called Moca.

 

REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia_over_Coax_Alliance

 

#2 Using existing power wires to create a network, this using something called the HomePlug.

 

REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePlug_Powerline_Alliance

 

#3 And using existing phone wires to create a network, called HomePNA.

 

REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePNA

 

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@TheCoastalElite wrote:

and what I can do, short of running a 100ft long ethernet cable from upstairs?


 Besides ethernet as a type of wired network media, there is also:

 

#1 Using existing TV wires to create a network, called Moca.

 

REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia_over_Coax_Alliance

 

#2 Using existing power wires to create a network, this using something called the HomePlug.

 

REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePlug_Powerline_Alliance

 

#3 And using existing phone wires to create a network, called HomePNA.

 

REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePNA

 

If you are the original poster (OP) and your issue is solved, please remember to click the "Solution?" button so that others can more easily find it. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the "Kudos" button.


 

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