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Re: Two Vontage Adapters connected to one Cable Modem
I found the problem; it was an intermittent CAT-5 cable failure the one connecting the Vontage 2 adapter to the network.
I first bypassed the switch with a long CAT-5 cable and the Vontage 2 adapter worked. I thought, great ! It is the switch. Then I thought, well, I need to verify it was not the cable. So I connected the switch back in and used the long CAT-5 cable to connect to the Vontage adapter . . . and it worked. So it was not the switch -- it must be the short CAT-5 cable.
I used a laptop to verify this short CAT-5 cable connection and it proved to be a good connection. I even used an ohm meter to verify the short CAT-5 cable was good. I was too lazy to just go get a known good cable.
However, I now find that moving the CAT-5 cable one way causes no problems and the cable checks good. Moving the CAT-5 cable in a second direction the direction of the Vontage 2 adapter --- and the connection fails.
Lesson : Always just swap out cables with known good cables.