I hope this is the right place to post and if not, please forward to the right place.
I have 4 PCs on the network that I connect to a SRW224G4 switch (which goes to a router followed by a DSL modem). All PCs were doing just great untill employees suddently lost access to the Internet. When I looked at their IPs, I noticed they were using 169.254.x.x instead of 192.168.2.x (something changed them). I checked the switch and the IP for the switch were correct (still showing the switch using - 192.168.2.254). When I disconnect the switch from the router and plugged the 4 PCs into the router, the PCs show the right IPs (192.168.2.x) and were able to surf the Internet again. Plugging them back into the switch - the PCs assume the wrong IPs of 169.254.x.x and fail to get to the Internet.
I did a factory reset to the switch. When I log into the 'switch' it shows 192.168.2.254...but when I connect the PC back to the switch - then the switch back to router (whose IP is 192.168.2.1), the PCs return to 169.254.x.x. Where is the 169.254.x.x coming from?
The hardware version is 00.03.00
The Boot version is 1.0.2
The Firmware is 1.2.1B