Question "Ethernet 2" Doesn't have a valid IP configuration ISSUE

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How many Ethernet wall jacks are there?
How many Ethernet ports are used on the Media Hub 3.0?
Do you know if the Ethernet wall jacks are all connected to the Media Hub 3.0?
Four, one in each room.
All four are plugged into the router - which has 4 slots
And yeah all 4 of them
 

jojesa

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Unplug one of the Ethernet cables going to a wall jack, and connect your laptop to one of the the ports on the Media Hub with an Ethernet cable.
Does the laptop connects to the internet (turn WiFi off)?
You could try and test each port (1-4) on the Media Hub to see if they all work.
 
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Unplug one of the Ethernet cables going to a wall jack, and connect your laptop to one of the the ports on the Media Hub with an Ethernet cable.
Does the laptop connects to the internet (turn WiFi off)?
You could try and test each port (1-4) on the Media Hub to see if they all work.
All 4 of them work instantly on my laptop
 
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@MattD44 you have never provided the motherboard you are using. Some of the newer motherboards with 2.5Gb ethernet ports have issues. Also some motherboards have two ethernet ports. Not having a valid configuration on the second ethernet isn't an actual issue.
MSI Z170-A Pro is the motherboard I have, it only has one ethernet port
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jojesa

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All 4 of them work instantly on my laptop
So, now you know that is not the Media Hub, so that leaves the wall jack or the wire (patch cable) going from the Media Hub to that wall jack.
It could be something as simple as a loose connection, but a professional, with the right tools might be required to troubleshoot and fix it.

@MattD44 you have never provided the motherboard you are using. Some of the newer motherboards with 2.5Gb ethernet ports have issues. Also some motherboards have two ethernet ports. Not having a valid configuration on the second ethernet isn't an actual issue.
A USB to Ethernet adapter was already used, so the Ethernet port on the motherboard is not the issue.
 
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UPDATE: I took my whole PC setup downstairs and plugged it all in and the ethernet connected instantly in all 4 ports. At least I know that it is the wall running cable which is the issue now.
 
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kanewolf

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UPDATE: I took my whole PC setup downstairs and plugged it all in and the ethernet connected instantly in all 4 ports. At least I know that it is the wall running cable which is the issue now.
Now you will need to open each wall plate. Look at the cable for any markings on the outside. See if all 8 wires are connected. See if the two ends match as far as color code.
Post pictures of what you see when open the wall plates for a second opinion of how bad it is.
 
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SOLVED: Just bought a 20m long flat cable which I can run under doors and downstairs to the router.

Thank you to everyone for their help.
 
SOLVED: Just bought a 20m long flat cable which I can run under doors and downstairs to the router.

Thank you to everyone for their help.
I would try changing the cables from the router to the wall outlets. I would use your new 20m one to test each port going to the rooms and each port in each room. I would test them using iperf to make sure they hit gigabit speeds.
 

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