I’ve went trough some topics here with the same issue but was not able to find anything that works. I have the shield 1.1 version without SD card. Bought it 2 years ago. So I am using the Example code of Web server. If i set my IP to something (yes, i have set the right IP) Ethernet.localIP returns 0.0.0.0. So after looking to documentation i saw that IP is not mandatory, and left it only with the MAC address. Then the script frezzes at server.begin(); tested it with printing to console before and after server.begin. I am new to this, my shield is chinese, not sure if it is bad or what, therefore I ask for your help.
Tried telnet server and it gives me connection failed
Thanks in advance