Not so much a problem as a curiosity. I'm hoping someone has seen this\nbefore and knows why it happens.\n\nAt the office we've got a 7 MBit connection coming in from Nexweb. The\nincoming connection goes to a 10/100 switch (let's call it switch 1). One\nport of switch 1 goes to a WiFi router which also provides DHCP service\nfor devices connecting to it wirelessly devices connecting through the\nrear-panel ethernet switch ports. One of the ethernet ports on the back of\nthe WiFi router goes to another 10/100 switch (let's call this one switch\n2).\n\nIf the PAP2 is connected to a port on switch 1 all works as expected. If I\nplug it into a port on switch 2 the ethernet light never lights and the\npower light keeps flashing in it's one-two pattern that says it's\nrebooting (or acquiring a signal or whatever the heck it's doing). If I\nplug it into one of the ethernet ports on the back of the WiFi router, it\nfunctions normally.\n\nSo the summary is: plugged into a switch one hop from our net connection:\nworks. Plugged into WiFi router two hops away: works. Plugged into switch\nthree hops out: doesn't work.\n\nThe solution for now is obvious: plug into switch 1. But I'd like to\nunderstand *shy* it doesn't work when plugged into switch 2.\n\nAnd ideas?