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Etherlite 160 will not come up on the LAN

I have been using the same EL160's (5 of them) for years on our internal LAN. I usually had to recycle power 2 or 3 times a year. I only need one 160 now, but I can't seem to get the last remaining two to come online. I have stored the basic IP parameters in the box itself and then powered it on. In the past, when I connected power, the LINK light would come on, then the ON light would flash for 5 seconds or so and then both lights would stay solid. Now they either both come on solid together or one will come on solid and the other on solid soon after. Do I need a fluke meter or some other network monitoring device or is there another way to determine a problem ? I can use a boot console to modify and store the device parameters.

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I am not sure if it work, why don't you check if it is the port problem by switching the wire or plug other computer to that port. If you can get online then it is not the port problem, slowly add 1 computer at a time to see if there is limit on number of computer you can connect.

Secondly, check the setting on your router, is there restriction of how many computer can get the ip.

If you type ipconfig /all on dos of each computer connect, you get the gateway, can you ping the gateway on each?

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