I just bought an NUC (i5 8gb RAM and 128gb SSD) and installed Rock through the USB. That worked fine. I now get an IP adress 169.254.121.237 with the warning my router is not given DHCP address.
The set is a s follows. My incoming router is wired connected to an Airport Extreme. This Airport Extreme creates a wirelless network that is picked up by an AirportExpress (AE) in my living room. The AE is wired connected to a switch that also wired connects my NUC, the NAS and Streamer.
What do I need to change to have the DHCP passed through? Where do I need to make that change: the Airport Extreme or the AE or both?
If no one answers your question I can check my setup when I’m at home (USA Pacific time zone). I have the exact setup that you do and it works fine. It’s something in your Airport Express where you setup a bridged network assuming your Airport Extreme is dishing out DHCP addresses…
I run this so I use the Ethernet port on my Airport Express which feeds my DAC
I don’t use any Airport equipment but if I understood your post correctly you have a switch with your NUC, NAS and Streamer connected to it using Ethernet cables. I’m assuming the NAS and Streamer are working and have ip addresses which they got from DHCP.
If my assumptions are correct it seems to me that the problem is with the NUC’s connection to the switch. Do the lights on the switch port for the NUC look the same as the lights on the ports for the NAS and Streamer?
Have you tried another switch port for the NUC? Have you tried another Ethernet cable for the NUC?
you are correct Tim … the NUC is connected via wired UTP cable to the same switch that connects NAS, Streamer and tv box. There is also a wired connection from the Airport Express to the switch. I did change cable positions a few times. I do believe the issue is with the AE. It “receives” its internet signal over Wifi from an Airport Extreme that is in another place in my house where the Internet cable comes in. I did change the settings on the Airport Extreme and this seemed to get the NUC receiving a proper IP address but it caused all other devices to mal-function. I turned back all settings to its original. The message I see in the NUC is that it says “addresses like http://169.254.x.x may not be accessible and are a result of your router not giving DHCP Address to this device”