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Doug-Ring
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Solved it!

The “mystery IP address” was the PC’s own wireless card. As soon as I disabled wireless access everything worked.

So my theory about the critical cable length is that a short cable could allow the ethernet to connect before the wireless did, whereas a longer cable allowed the wireless to connect first. Of course, since I had no wireless router in place the connection would fail.

All is fine now, but talk about a learning curve! [:D]