February 22nd, 2006, 07:26 PM #1
Cable internet keeps going dead...
I am using a wireless router to share an internet connection. I'm using a router attached to the cable modem. I can log on to the router just fine even when the connection is dead.
Connection Method: Direct
Broadband Modem : Connection OK
Internet Connection: Inactive (I can't remember exactly what it says when dead).
DHCP Client: Enabled
Lease obtained: 0days,0 hrs,0 minutes
Remaining lease time: 0 days,0 hrs,0 minutes
Cannot find DHCP server.
The fix is easy, simply power down the modem and the router for a full minute, then repower. This always works, but is a real pain because it is in another part of the house that I don't always have access to.
This is a new problem, has been working fine for seveal months.
I'm about to buy a new router just to see if that makes the problem go away.Asus M4A785TD-V EDO, Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 Gig DDR3 1333 Win7 64 Home
February 22nd, 2006, 08:37 PM #2
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plug the computer directly into the cable modem and see if the connection fails.
also i would look into a firmware update for the router.
February 22nd, 2006, 09:46 PM #3
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Some service providers have been finding issues with the wireless routers over the older model dsl hubs. This can be attributed to drivers on occasion while interference from a few
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February 23rd, 2006, 12:17 AM #4
You say you are sharing an internet connection. Does the shared connection have the same difficulties that you are having? You may want to turn off DHCP and use a static IP for your connection instead.If you don't volunteer don't bitch!
February 23rd, 2006, 05:53 AM #5
Last I checked the firmware was upto date.
Both computers go down at the same time, theirs has the direct connection to the router.
I have not had a chance to try removing the router (hard to get to), but if I get a chance to do that I will.
The Comcast tech told me it was do to a build up of static....
Perhaps it is the modem that has the problem.
I'll see if I can use a static ip, I'm not sure if I can do that. The IP to the modem is provided by comcast, but the router I guess has it's own too?Asus M4A785TD-V EDO, Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 Gig DDR3 1333 Win7 64 Home
February 23rd, 2006, 06:09 AM #6
If both connections are going down simultaneously, do what GroundZero3 said above.If you don't volunteer don't bitch!
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