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Network wireless router

I have a modem wired with a Asus cellspot router from t-mobile. I have 3 PC's and one switch hard wired to the router. The devices connected to the switch, the PCs and any wirelessly connected device have failed to connect to the router. I am getting a 169.xxx.xx.x address where dhcp is not assigning a valid IP. I have found a work around where I can get an IP and get online, but if I turn off the device for a day or more, it is losing its IP and I have to reconnect again. Why won't the address stick and how do I fix this?

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Since all PCs fail.

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It's something wrong with the router. I did run into a switch issue long ago but for this discussion I take it this is a plain switch and nothing special and this has never worked.

Ask Asus and Tmobile about firmware updates. If you are using a security suite on your PCs and such, that could be it but this is not told.

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Bad router?

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Yes, I am suspecting there is an issue with the router. I believe I have the latest firmware, but that is something I can take a look at. I have reset the damn thing several times (factory reset), and had to reconnect each device again. Then I run into the problem of it 'forgetting' the IPs when turned off. I bought a new switch and it shows up with a 169. address, as well as any device connected to it.
Ill look into updates or replacing it. Thanks for the post

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