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Nighthawk X10 No Valid ip Configuration after reset of router.

Trying to set up X10 in AP mode (for a month or two while staying with parents before moving out of state) so I can access my Plex. I want to use their internet connection. This worked until the ethernet cord was unplugged and moved.

 

(router = parent's router, X10 = my X10 I'm trying to set up in AP mode)

 

I have a NUC running Win 10, hooked up to a monitor, etc. Two hard drives connected to the X10 (for plex files) and the ethernet cords connected to the back of the X10 are currently WD My Cloud NAS as well as the ethernet from the NUC to the X10. I have taken out the ethernet from the main internet connected router since I just want to configure as AP first and didn't want to confuse the issue. I also tried switching out the ethernet cable.

 

It won't take me to X10 setup screen. either the web addresses or the ip address. When I troubleshoot on Windows, it tells me: "ethernet" has an invalid ip configuration.  Can anyone help?  Just let me know what info you need.

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: Nighthawk X10 No Valid ip Configuration after reset of router.

Have you tried to factory reset the unit by holding the reset button for 10+ seconds?

 

DarrenM

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Re: Nighthawk X10 No Valid ip Configuration after reset of router.

> Trying to set up X10 in AP mode [...]

   Ok.  Have you actually done that, or are you still trying?

> It won't take me to X10 setup screen. either the web addresses or the
> ip address. [...]

   Is "It" a web browser on some kind of computer/device, or what?  When
you do what, exactly?  What are these "the web addresses" and "the ip
address"?  As usual, showing actual actions with their actual results
(error messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

> [...] I have taken out the ethernet from the main internet connected
> router since I just want to configure as AP first and didn't want to
> confuse the issue. [...]

   That's fine, until you actually configure the R9000 as an AP.  From
that point on, you can expect trouble unless the AP is connected to your
LAN (and its router).

> [...] When I troubleshoot on Windows, it tells me: "ethernet" has an
> invalid ip configuration.

   Open a Command Prompt (CMD.EXE) window, and run an "ipconfig"
command.  Report the "IPv4 Address", which should be the address of your
computer, and the "Default Gateway" address, which should be the address
of the router.  (Copy+paste is your friend, but not a strict requirement
in this case.)  

   If "ipconfig" results show a self-assigned "169.254.x.y" address,
then that could be explained by an AP which can't communicate with the
DHCP server on your router.


> Have you tried to factory reset the unit [...]

   That would put it back into router mode (if it's not there already).

   After you configure the R9000 as a wireless access point, you need to
connect it to your main-router LAN.  Even then, names like
"routerlogin.net" won't point to the R9000-as-WAP; you'd need to use its
(new) LAN IP address, and that would depend on your answer to the
fine-print question about the WAP IP address when you hit the "AP Mode
radio button" at ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Router/ AP / Bridge Mode.

   If in doubt, the (unspecified) "parent's router" (parents' router?)
may have some kind of Attached Devices or DHCP Clients report where you
could find the R9000-as-WAP and its LAN IP address.

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