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SPA942 switch suddenly stopped working?


Literally overnight I lost the ability to have both my PC and my phone connected at the same time. Here is the problem:

- Ethernet cable connected to my phone 'WAN' port + cable connected between my PC and the phone 'PC' port = phone works but no internet [MS Vista "Network and Sharing Center" shows connection to Local but not to Internet. Actually, I cannot get access to any assets on the Workgroup LAN.]

Here's what I tried:

- My phone connected to my PC with a different cable = no change (phone but no internet on PC)

- Ethernet directly to PC, bypassing phone = internet works but no phone (of course)

- My phone connected to a different PC = phone + internet works

- Different SPA942 connected to my PC = phone + internet works

So, as you can see, there is something weird going on between my phone and my PC.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

  • IP Telephony
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SPA942 switch suddenly stopped working?

Well, it must have been the built in switch. We got around it by using a little external 4-port switch - still a kludgy and relatively expensive solution, but it works.

I'm not quite sure about the phone + other PC = works. Maybe it was intermittent.

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