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Can't connect to Packet Squirrel on arrival


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I just received a Packet Squirrel but I can't get it to connect.

Here is what I have tried:

  • I'm using a Macbook Pro.
  • I have the switch set to arming mode (furtherest away from the micro USB)
  • I have the micro USB connected to a USB3 port and the light on the squirrel went Green, blinking and then Blue blinking.
  • I have a Ethernet cable hooked up to the port next to the micro USB and then to my Macbook Pro (same port I typically use and know works)
  • I check ifconfig | grep inet and do not see either 172.16.32.x or 192.168.1.x (I did try booting into the firmware reset console also)
  • I manually set my ethernet to, and to, (when trying the firmware reset).
  • I had my wifi turned off and no other internet connections.

I cannot ping the squirrel and nothing shows up in ifconfig.

Any ideas of what to do next? I'm beginning to question if the WAN port is bad on the Squirrel.


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This was frustrating but I finally tracked down the issue.

I was able to access the device on a windows laptop confirming that both the LAN and WAN ports are good.

Then I dug all through my settings, removing the ethernet device, restarting the network service, etc. Nothing worked.

Finally I was looking back through all the Ethernet Network tabs in the GUI and found that the last tab, "hadware", was set to manual mode. I changed it to Automatic and everything started working.



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