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- I have a switch. I connected a PC and WD MyBookLive to it. WD MyBookLive is a personal cloud which has one ethernet port for transfering data and no wifi.
- The switch is not connected to a router. These three devices form an isolated network
- I can open the Admin portal for the switch using its default IP address (10.0.0.1/24).
- I fixed the IP of my PC (10.0.0.2/24).
- Now I need to open the portal for MyBookLive.
I found that
- In the Admin Portal of switch, it shows the MAC address of MyBookLive. But no IP address information.
- MyBookLive’s indicator is green, which shows it is ready for connection.
- When I connect the PC and MyBookLive to a common router with DHCP, I can access it straightway using hostname
- But when they are connected to the switch, I cannot.
- Is there any way to determine the IP address, or does the switch assign IP address to the devices connected to it in the first place?
- If no, can I connect to MyBookLive using its MAC?
- Does it matter if I set the gateway of my PC to the IP address of the switch in order for these three devices to communicate?