My home network has gone screwy again and I need help.
The config is as follows:
DSL in bridge mode is conneccted to uplink port of AirPort Extreme
; dumb ehternet hub is connected to down link of Airport Extreme
; Airport extreme is set to make PPoE connection and act as DHCP server
; two machines access the netwoerk by the AirPort, one by the wired hub
; attached to the wired hub is an Epson printer
This all worked well until this past week. Now, anything connected to the hub is not being assigned IP addresses from the DHCP server on the AirPort, meaning no internet access. Anything connected via the Airport (wirelessly) can see the internet. The break in the link is two-way in that no wireless device can see the printer, only those connected to the wired hub.
I have dropped power to the hub and the AirPort in various combinations. I have restarted the AirPort numerous times. I have verified all physical wires connecting devices and they are good.
I am at my wits end and so frustrated with the fool thing that I have even waited a full day and a half before posting to keep me from including the slew of obscenities that I feel must accompany any good description of how this thing makes me feel right now.
Factors known to have changed in the last three weeks (all before the wired connection from AiPort to hub began to fail):
1 - original printer (Epson 900G) dies and was replaced with an Epson 850N (both using a network card and connected to the hub.
2 - neighbors moved in downstairs and *may* have wirless network (again, my network was stable when I observed the presence of the new wireless point on my system for at least a week or two).