So I just hooked up a pair of AV1200 3 port powerline adapters. The powerline function works great, and I'm getting good speed upstairs.
Obviously the 3 ports on the adapter means I can hook up three devices upstairs, but what about the additional ports on the adapter connected to the router? I figured this adapter would work like a mini 2 port switch, allowing my to hook up two additional devices essentially directly to the router. Which would be great, because I have 5 devices next to the router, so the 3 remaining ports on the router and the 2 remaining ports on the AV1200 would be just enough for all the devices.
However, I tried hooking up my VOIP Obi device to one of the ports on the AV1200 and it doesn't appear to work. When I try to make a call, it gives the no connection sound, followed by "IP address not available". When connect it back to one of the router ports directly it works just fine.
So are those 2 other ports not functional on the powerline adapter connected to the router? Or am I using it wrong somehow? It should all be plug and play, no?