My laptop (with wifi disabled) was assigned 169.254.9.192. I used the same cable that I used to connect ports 1 and 2 together to connect the switch to the laptop (I'm using port 1 again).
you have to manually assign your laptop an IP address that is in the same subnet as the switch in order to be able to reach its IP. Try manually assigning your computer an IP of 192.168.2.11 with the subnet mask 255.255.255.0 - you won't need a default gateway nor DNS servers. Once you get into the switch, you can change its IP to be in your regular network's subnet.