As noted above I am now running with a static IP. I have see the ‘Connecting…’ problem when running static in the past (farther back in this thread). I’m logging the OS to router traffic continuously now. I would not expect to see any DHCP requests when it fails while running static, but it will be interesting to see if there is any other unexpected messages. I’m expecting the regular pings to stop as they did in the previous test case.
I will update my FW.