I wanted to upgrade my work-from-home office and gaming setup and by hardwiring both my MacBook and PS5 instead of using WiFi. I have almost no experience with Network configurations/troubleshooting, so any help would be much appreciated.
My Telus Optik TV boxes are connected via MoCa adapters and I had repurposed one on my 2nd floor (my modem is on the 1st floor) to hardwire my PS5 – no problems there; super reliable connection. I figured that I could use an ethernet switch to hardwire my MacBook as well, since the MoCa adapter only has one ethernet port. Here is my current setup:
Telus Modem (T3200M) - Coax in wall on 1st floor - Coax out of wall on 2nd floor - MoCa Adapter (ECB6200) - Ethernet cable - Netgear 5-port switch (GS305) - separate ethernet cable into PS5 & another ethernet cable to USB-C adapter into MacBook.
In my MacBook network settings the status says 'Connected' but I get the following message: "USB 10/100/1000 LAN has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the internet." And my PS5 will recognize that there is a LAN connection there but when I try to set it up, it is unable to find the IP address in time.
I have no idea how to troubleshoot or resolve the issue, but if I can somehow get this setup to work that would be AMAZING! I'm hoping to have a reliable/stable connection for both my PS5 AND MacBook instead of having to choose one over the other.