Setting up and accessing WiFi Extender. Help please.
The instructions are - "Your access point management page default IP address http://192.168.10.1 (when the computer is connected directly to TPL‐430AP’s LAN port) is accessed through..." and "Assign a static IP address to your computer’s network adapter in the subnet of 192.168.10.x (ex. 192.168.10.25) and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. "
Seems simple. But I'm in the insanity loop of expecting different outcomes doing the same thing. I have gotten it to work once but I don't remember the settings.
I use Mojave (latest of everthing) Pref/Network to make settings and LAN Scan to observe results. The Router uses 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254 and sits at 192.168.1.254 and has 27 devices on it. (I did mess up the Router trying to add a subnet and reset it.) I've read up in masking until my eyes water; most of it is ABOUT and not HOW specifically with examples. When it did work, 192.168.10.25 did show up in LAN Scan en0 listing along with the 192.168.1.1 to 254 addresses.
The PL entry point connected by CAT to a Router Lan port. Ethernet over PLC from Mac by Thunderbolt/Ethernet adapter CAT wire to Extender Combo. The Extender Combo is lit up showing Power, LAN (Ethernet), Data (PLC is sync'd and working), antennas 1 and 2.
I now think that I should not be using the macOS to add a static IP (or should I?). Changing the WiFi/Ethernet settings in Prefs/Network seems to affect the only macOS settings and not adding a static IP. Currently, the TB/Ethernet side is not connected and shows the dreaded 169.254.xx.xx self-assigned IP address. I haven't been able to reset it (have rebooted both ends, alternating CAT cable PL then Mac, and Mac the PL to encourage detection. no joy. An idea would help here.
Rather than try to recap all my experiments perhaps a step by step to establishing the IP would be best. Thx, Mike BTW, LAN Scan has pull-downs for en0, en4, en5, etc. What is "en" mean?