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WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

Q: WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

I have a motorola surfboard cable modem from time warner connected to Linksys WRT54G router, with one wired connection to the PC and a wireless connection to a laptop.

The connection to the internet is dropped every couple of hours from both computers and requires me to unplug the cable modem and then the router and then plug them back in before it will work again.

When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup ( from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

I tried setting the router to clone MAC address, and setting the MTU to 1400, but I am still having the same problem. Does anyone have other suggestions about what else there is to do?

Preferred Solution: WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

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A: WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

First things we normally recommend are:
Download the latest firmware for your router.
Reset your router to it's default config by holding in the reset button for at least 15 seconds.

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when trying to transfer files via network (both wireless and wired) from home NAS (connected directly to router) to laptop, connection drops every couple of minutes. My configuration is:

laptop: HP Envy 13-d006nc
system: Windows 10 Home 64bit
ethernet adapter: i-tec USB 3.0 Slim Metal Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
router: Cisco EPC3925

Thank you for any help.

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Hi all,
My dad recently brought a Belkin N+ wireless modem router for my parents home and asked me to set it up for him (as he is not very tech-savy). I set the router up with no problems whilst the rents were away in Malta on holiday and had no problems for about 4 days.

When they arrived back the internet was still fine until the next day when for no apparent reason the connection dropped and i had to power cycle it to make it work again. Now at least once a say the router will drop the connection and i have no idea why. I have tried every logical combination of settings and i cannot stop it from dropping the connection.

I've called up Belkin tech support but they were useless and told me to try everything I have already tried which is:

Static IP.
Fixed DNS.
Power cycling.
Firmware update.
Checking the log file.
Restoring defaults.
Turning the firewall off.
Adding MAC addresses of the relevant computers to the routers "safe" list.
Port forwarding ...

And the list goes on.

All i can think of now is to call BT and post my Router settings here (these are the most stable settings i've found so far).
Can someone please check out these settings and make sure i haven't done somethign incredibly stupid? I am a software engineering student and fairly confident of my abilities but it would be nice to have another opinion (not Belkins).

LAN Settings:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
DHCP Server: On
IP Pool Starting Address: 192.168.2... Read more

A:Solved: Belkin N+ wireless modem router keeps on dropping connection

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About every 1-2 weeks my router loses the connection to the internet via cable modem. This has happened with 2 different cable modems (Netgear CM212 and Motorola Surfboard 5100) and also with 2 different routers (Netgear 614 and D-Link DI-524). When this happens the thing that usually fixes it is unplugging the router for several minutes and then plugging it back in again. I have Windows XP set to automatically detect the internet connection, and the router is set to use DHCP. Sometimes I also have to bypass the router and then put it back (so this could be partially a Windows problem?). Is there any way I can configure the router so it doesn't keep losing the internet connection? I have Comcast cable modem service.

Thank you.

A:Router keeps losing connection to cable modem

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I just purchased the Linksys WRT54G to hook up wired to 2 computers running off of Comcast cable. Every few minutes the connection will drop on both machines. I have updated the firmware accordingly and it has not helped. A call to Linksys prompted me to clone the MAC address but that also did not help. I can either reset or turn off the router to get my connection back for several minutes, then, back to the problem. If I run the modem straight to either machine the connection is rock solid. And this is my second router as well... Someone please help me on this situation.

A:Help! Linksys WRT54G dropping wired? connection...

Why do you need a router if it works fine without it?



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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

A:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.

A:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

n.b: I have reset the r... Read more

A:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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I have a USRobotics cable modem going into my ethernet card, and lately it has been dropping offline very often. Sometimes if I'm playing online games, I will lag out for 30-60 seconds. Also about once a day I will lose my connection for about 30 minutes. It is just barely there, going at about 100 BYTES per second, and when I try pinging reliable servers I get about 75% packet loss.

Could my year-old modem be causing this? I heard that they need to be replaced annually. It doesn't seem to be my ISP's fault because all my friends nearby never have these problems.

A:Cable modem dropping offline

Check the cable connecting to the cable modem is it looks old you might want to call the cable company and buy a new high quality coxial cable, or have them install one.

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OK here is the dial.I have internet in my home thru dsl modem DLink dsl 360r preconfigurated with pppoe conection.I olso bought Router Linksys wrt54g version 3.1 with dd-wrt sofware on it.Im able to create network in my home but no internet.I tried many ways but still nothing.Can't figure where is my mistake.Please help me .Thanks

A:Solved: My Router Linksys wrt54g not comunicate with dsl modem cant figure what is pr

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I just bought a new toshiba satellite laptop which is running windows vista and waiting for the windows 7 upgrade which will come in 6 to 8 weeks. I am having problems setting up my wireless router, the internet connection from the modem to laptop directly works fine. Linksys has left me in the dark, the steps from there site aren't working. Can anyone please help or guide me to where to go or what to do. Im on a DSL connection. Thank you

A:Connecting Linksys WRT54G v6 router to speedstream 5200 modem on Vista

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Some one please help me get my home network operational now that I've changed to using a Bellsouth provided Netopia 2241N-006 modem. Previously I had been using my Linksys WRT54G wireless router successfully with my Cable ISP modem (Charter). I switched this week to Bellsouth in my area, and I can not get the combination of the 2 devices to work. When I connect the Netopia modem directly to my computer, I can access the internet just fine, but when I try putting the router in the middle, I can't get the internet to work. I've tried several different settings on the linksys including the automatic DHCP setting, the PPPoE setting, I've tried cloning the MAC address to that of the netopia modem. I read one thread on here about port forwarding issues with these 2 devices, but it didn't provide me a solution. I would be very appreciative if someone could help.


A:Solved: Netopia 2241N-006 modem/Linksys WRT54G v5 wireless router

The Netopia 2241N-006 is a single port router, so what you need to do is one of the following.

Configure the Netopia into "bridge mode" and connect the router in the standard modem/router configuration, or use the following configuration for the secondary router.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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I checked thru and found another thread with a similar problem, but while there were about 40 posts to it, it ended without really providing me a solution.
So heres my problem :
I HAD a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G) which worked fine to connect thru a ISP supplied basic ADSL modem (AZTECH). The Router would hold my login ID and password and automatically log me into my broadnband connection thru the PPPoE. And my Desktop connected to the router was able to connect fine to the Internet. HOwever, two nights ago, my ADSL Modem "died" and I went out and purchased another (ISP does not supply a replacement anymore). I got a Netgear DM602 ADSL Modem.

Now my problem is that the Netgrear modem is a little too smart and tries to be a router as well and also holds the login ID and password. If I connect the Modem directly to my Desktop, it works fine in that it will log in and allow my PC to connect to the Internet. However, if I just set it up as it used to be before - my Router states that it cannot get an IP Address off the ADSL modem and does not connect.

The old thread that stopped in August 2004, said that I had to set different IP addresses on the Router. My router has a default IP of / while the Netgear Modem goes with /

I am sure I have to set something up like a hard code of a gateway or something, but for the life of me, I do not know on which equipment I need to do this. Do I have to turn off the DHC... Read more

A:DM602 ADSL Modem thru Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router Problem

Managed to work it out. Apparently the 'smart' Netgear DM602 has to have itself do the logging-in. While you can disable the logging into the ISP part, it wont work after that with any router. So, it has to be allowed to log in and be the DHCP Server.

My Linksys WRT54G Wireless router on the other hand is quite happy to allow the modem to log in, so I had to disable the PPPoE logging in aspect, and also disable it from assuming the DHCP responsibility and when they are connected up, all works well - in almost the factory default state of the LinkSys Router.

But all of this I learnt from LinkSys Customer support. And not from the wonderful people at NetGear, who refused to talk to me about how to get their product to work with a router. They did not tell me that disabling the PPPoE logging in sequence will not work on their DM602. They were pretty much not very helpful when it came to getting their product to work with anything else other than a PC. As soon as it tests ok with the PC, they wash their hands off you. Immediately !

My take, never again a NetGear product.

But LinkSys is GREAT !!!

Anyway, hope this helps someone.

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I spent many many minutes configuring and reconfiguring this router with Linksys tech support. At the end I had s strong signal, but could not connect to any internet web sites. I tried many. The Linksys tech person advised that some lap tops come with "built in" adaptors and I had to modify this adaptor in the lap top, but ended the tech support assistance.

When I click on the netscape icon that connects me to the internet when wired to the modem I get an error message that it did not recognize the the web site "please check the name and address".
I am so close but still cannot connect.
I would appreciate any help.

Dell Inspirion Lap Top
Windows XP
Router Linksys WRT 54 G

A:WRT54G Router connection

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Hi, I've got another question

I have a laptop with an Intel 3945 A/B/G wireless card.
I have a Linksys WRT54G Router.

At times in the past, I have had no problem using the internet wirelessly
However, today I went to connect, it connects and all, but I can't surf or do anything internet related.

BUT: I seem to be able to connect to the router config page just fine...

Any help would be greatly appreciated, because I need the web urgently.


A:Linksys WRT54G Router Connection Problem

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Just moved in and brought my ADSL wifi modem Belkin F1PI241EGau with me, but over here there is cable and the provider supplied me with their modem motorola Surfboard SB5101E. I would like to connect these two to use the wifi. Would that be possible?

Thank you

A:Can i connect my adsl2/2+ wifi modem/router to cable modem?

Not really. The ADSL router doesn't have the correct WAN interface. You need a standard router with an Ethernet WAN connection.

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the subject pretty much says it all. lately my router (Linksys WRT54G) has been causing the internet on all of my networked computers to time out.

i'm not sure exactly how to describe the problem, but i will explain the symptoms.

i can surf the internet fine but every so often my internet will freeze and the connection stops. (i use IE7)

although the IE7 connection freezes, i still stay connected through services such as AIM or MSN Messenger.

this happens with both the main desktop that the router is hooked up to and another laptop on the network.

i also have the same problem with the same router i have at my shore house.

please help.

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Dropping cable DSL connection

A fiend is loosing her internet cable connection ("Page can not be displayed..." when the computer is idle. Comp is not in "Standby" or "Hibernate".

She does have "My picture slideshow" as a screen saver.

A:Dropping cable DSL connection

There could be many reasons. Some DSL accounts time-out if they're idle for a certain period. We need to know more about the system, the make/model of the DSL modem, make/model of any router in use, and the version/patch level of Windows.

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I have a Netgear DGN2200 (N300 Wireless ASDL + Modem Router) that I got from Goodwill. There is no WAN port behind the router... only LAN ports I see. How do I setup my Arris Cable modem to this Netgear Modem Router? I need help PLEASE!

Link to Netgear DGN2200: http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/DGN2200.aspx

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF): http://www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_docs/_specsheet/060510_Touchstone_Telephony_Modem_TM502G.pdf

A:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

if its ADSL you cannot use it as a router on a cable modem, its designed to connect to the telephone line and has a modem within the device

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When I try connecting my PC to my cable modem via Ethernet cable there is no internet access, but it does say its connected ( windows xp and 7...2 different PCs). But when I plug in my wireless router directly to the cable modem, I get internet access, what gives? I did reset everything and this problem still occurs. I'm not a total noob when it comes to networking, but this is baffling! I did troubleshooting over the internet, no help at all

(btw for folks who know about ps3...When my ps3 is directly connected to the cable modem I get NAT type 1, and online play works flawless. yet why wouldn't doesn't the internet work on my pc?)

A:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc works..help

Brand and model of the cable modem?

For "my PC" connected to the modem please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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A while back my company purchased a new router (NG FVS124G) as ours was getting dated (old sonicwall, but not relevant). We received it and used all the old settings from the existing router to get it working, but no luck. We could not get it to connect to the internet, our web server would not work, and our VPN does not work either. After much tinkering, by my manager still nothing. Finally in desparation he brought in his router from home (LS WRT54G) so at least we could get up and running again. Again he loaded the old settings, and bam everything works Internet, Web Server, and VPN.

I have just recently inherited this problem, in a desperate attempt to get a more secure network going. So, this all leads to my question how is it possible the with the exact same settings one router works (WRT54G) and the other (FVS124G) does not?

We are using a static IP address.
Yes, i double, triple, quadruple checked that it all matches.
All ports that are need are allowed (as far as i know).

Any ideas?

A:Linksys WRT54G and Netgear FVS124G Router connection problem

From what I am seeing,you need to set the allowed ports and protocols
in the firewall setup in order to get traffic through the WAN.
The lynksys doesn't have this extensive protection.
Pobably just has virtual server and dmz.
You may want to check the manual on setting up WAN traffic
through the firewall.

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A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

A:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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Firstly, I apologize in advance for using any incorrect terminology because I'm not the most tech savvy individual and my knowledge in the area of computers is limited. My wifi is dropping with a frequency of every 30 minutes to 3 hours. When it does drop, the wireless internet drops across the board, and any and all devices with wifi functionality are not able to access the internet. I do not experience this wireless connectivity problem with my laptop while I'm at school or at my friend's house. The wireless network doesn't repair itself, and I always have to intervene. While the wifi network is in this condition, I have run Windows 8.1 manual diagnostics in an attempt to troubleshoot the issue. It passes everything but the ping test. The Windows manual diagnostic result is always "No response: default gateway DHCP server." Also, I'm sometimes able to use the "identify and repair network problems" in Windows to temporarily resolve the issue. This does sometimes fix this issue, but when it doesn't, it spits out "Wifi doesn't have valid IP configuration." More often than not, I am forced to power cycle the Frontier Communications Modem/Router (Model B90-755044-15). I have contacted Frontier Communications, but they haven't been the least bit helpful. The technicians have various answers to my qualms. One technician said it was a poor signal quality problem and the issue was fixed. Another told me it was an... Read more

A:Internet is constantly dropping. Having to power cycle modem/router

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.

A:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

A:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

A:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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I just bought an HP Notebook 15-ba008ca and it keeps losing internet access while maintaining a connection to the router. I have several other devices that are not having problems so I know the router and modem are good. It must be the laptop. It has windows 10 and I don't know how to check the network adapter but the computer is brand new.

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I just bought an HP Notebook 15-ba008ca and it keeps losing internet access while maintaining a connection to the router. I have several other devices that are not having problems so I know the router and modem are good. It must be the laptop. It has windows 10 and I don't know how to check the network adapter but the computer is brand new.

A:Internet connection dropping but connection to router intact

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So I my laptop is upstairs and my At&t Uverse cable modem is downstairs and I believe there is some interference in the ceiling because although the signal always reads as "excellent" often times it seems to run a bit slower upstairs than when i bring it one floor down. I was wondering if connecting the laptop to the modem directly would be more helpful. (I already have a hidden wiring route that I made to run a hdmi cable from my tv downstairs to the laptop upstairs) I bought a 50ft cable cord and was wondering if all i need to do is plug it in or if i have to somehow program the connection so it knows to run through the cable instead of the wireless signal. I don't have a router either...not sure if id need one as they didn't provide one. Detailed help is much appreciated!

A:How do I set up a connection to a cable modem with a cable cord?

Just plug it in at both ends. It should work fine.

Once plugged in, it will take a few seconds to detect the new wired network and get an IP Address. After that you should be all set.

Edit: You can disable the Wireless if you want. There is either a switch on the laptop or a Fn+Fkey combination to do it.

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

A:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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I recently purchased a Belkin N1 wireless router for my home network. I replaced a D-Link G router. I did so because I was experiencing a drop in connection. The G router was--as is the N1--located upstairs in my office. Anytime I'm downstairs it seems I lose my connection. However, my laptop (macbook pro) shows I'm still connected to the network. Because of this, I thought the G was not strong enough to cover my house (1893 sq.ft) so I purchased the N1. Sadly, I'm still experiencing these "drops" in connection.
I read that having a router sitting to low to the floor along with being in close proximity to a metal filling cabinet and a wireless keyboard could affect the routers ability to broadcast a strong signal. In my case, I'm hitting on all three issues. Could this be my problem?

Sorry for the long post. Any help?

A:N1 router dropping connection

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Hey Guys

Ok, so here is the problem I have 3 computers in the house 2 are laptops (connect wirelessy) one running windows 7 and another a desktop running windows 7 (wired to router).

My ISP is O2, they provided me with a router which worked ok but i wanted to use my Netgear DG834G, i managed to get it to work fine which is great however everytime I am away from any computer lets say for an hour or so I lose connection to the internet and have to turn the router on and off again.

I have no idea why this is happening and now and again i even get an error from windows saying i have IP adress conflict!!?

Below is my ipconfig details if you need it:



Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Will-Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-BF-DB-19
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9c1e:58f5:3a42:dc53%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : Read more

A:Router Keeps Dropping Connection

Maybe updating the Netgear DG834G would help.


Or maybe the Marvel update page will help. These are the ones for Windows 7 and the Marvel 88E8040.


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I have two PCs (XP and W7) connected to my Linksys Router. The W7 connection keeps dropping. It got to where it was happening two or three times a day. The XP connection is good even when the W7 connection drops.

I did the easiest test by changing the RJ45 cable. That made no difference.

Then I connected the cable to a different port in the Linksys. That appeared to have solved the problem - for about one week. It has now started happening again.

As it almost never happens with the XP machine, I expect that means something is wrong with the W7 machine (Inspiron 560).

Can someone suggest what that may be (hardware or software) and what, if anything, I can do about it?

Thank you.

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I had a problem this week that I want to try and eliminate in the future. I volunteer for a small school to maintain their network. I know just enough to keep it going but not smart enough to have it working perfectly. Here was the problem; the network was working fine on Thursday, on Friday morning network connections were spotty at best. Network has 80 computers on it. A router is setting the IP addresses for the computers. I know I should have the server setting the address I just haven't go there yet. Anyway after getting another router the same thing was happening. After a day of troubleshooting I found that one of the students found a LAN cable laying on the floor and just plugged it back in the LAN box on the wall. This caused it to be a "loopback" cable to the switch. So for example, the router Port 1 goes to the switch Port1, the switch Port 15 was then tied to Port 23 causing a "loopback" to the switch. There are a couple of (unmanned) switches in between the router and the LAN box. Once I unplugged this "loopback" cable all went to working again.

Question: Is there a setting on routers that if this happens again it will not "shutdown" the entire network?

I assumed it was trying to give itself an IP address and went into an endless loop.

Thanks for any info.

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Hello i have been having a most irritation problem for the past few months. Right now i have a Linksys WRT120N router and received a brand new Cisco 2100 cable modem. The issue is that every 1-3 hours i lose internet connectivity, when it starts to happen i will notice lag spikes then it will be gone. The cable modem lights indicate that there is internet connectivity and the router indicator lights are flashing. The only way to alleviate the problem and what works 100% of the time is to disconnect the cable wire from the modem for 2-3 minutes and plug it back in. I have also tried unplugging the power chord from both the router and the modem separately, and while these work about 70% of the time they must be unplugged for at least 5-6 minutes before powering back up or it will not work at all. I have run out of ideas on what to do here. This happens when using wireless or a wired connection to the router and was also occurring with an older lynksys router although the interval between it losing connection was longer. It is like the router and the cable modem stop communicating with one another. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Good Day

My router at work is working fine, at least for LANing...as for its connection to the internet, it keeps dropping the connection.

The router will be connected to the internet for say an hour or 2, sometimes more, and then it drops the connection. Usually a router restart(either from the web interface or by pressing the on/off button) fixes it, but only for a while.

What could the problem be? ISP?

Is there anything else I can do from my side to fix this problem?

Thank you

A:Router keeps dropping internet connection

Could be several things. Can you provide any other information? Such as: when it started, are you doing anything specific when it happens, what happens if you don't restart it? That problem could be caused by anything from bad wiring to losing sync with the ISP's equipment.

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Ok, I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. I have a D-Link DI-624 Rev. C router with an Xbox 360, and a Windows XP desktop connected to it with ethernet cables, and it cannot seem to hold a connection. When I connect the computer straight to the modem, the connection is fine, but when it is through the router, it drops every couple of minutes. I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I dont think it is the router, because I even bought a Netgear WGR614 v.7 and it also did the same thing. I am also using AT&T Yahoo! and a speedstream 5100 modem. If you can not help me, who do you think I should call for support? The modem company, the router company, the ISP, or Microsoft? Also ask any other questions if you need them?

A:Hardwired connection through router dropping?

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I have a small workgroup, with 6 PCs running Win XP Pro. One is used as a gateway and a file server, the rest connect to the internet via ICS (and it's rudimentary DHCP) and we use an 8port 10bastT switch. We have software firewall. There is also a Ricoh 2035s/p scan copier using a scanRouter software and a static IP. This setup seems to work fine, except for the fact that I want to get a faster throughput (than 10baseT) and I want to get a more powerful firewall.
On two occasions, I have installed an 8port router - one time an SMC and the other time a Linksys. Both times the same thing happened: The connection went smoothly for about 10 minutes. Workstations could see eachother's shared resources, print to the Ricoh, and get email and internet. Then out of nowhere, the external side loses connection. The router interface cannot renew an IP, and no one can get out to the internet. However the internal communications are still up and running. If I cycle the power on the cable modem, and let it go through it's startup and discovery process, it gets an IP on the internet side again, for a short time (anywhere from a few seconds to 30 minutes or so). Then it drops again.
My thought is to get a 10/100 switch rather than the router, and purchase a more powerful firewall software. Then let the XP Pro PC handle DHCP using ICS and stay with the setup I already have. However, this is my second choice, and I wonder if anyone has any idea what could cause this [roblem?

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A:Router dropping internet connection

Have you asked your ISP about this disconnect problem when using a router? If the WAN interface is losing it's IP address they may be using MAC address filtering and seeing more than one connection coming from your location. The IP address on a WAN interface from most ISP's I have seen that give a DHCP address will stay until the modem is power cycled. I think theat you probably need to set the router up to do MAC address spoofing so it will appeear to your ISP that there is only one connectioncoming from your side. Just ask them, couldn't hurt.

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I recently returned my laptop to its factory settings due to software issues. Since then, my internet has been unstable - disconnecting every minute or two, with it staying connected for around 30mins max a time. I have Windows Vista, and when I go the the Network and Sharing centre, there is a red X between my network and the internet. Clicking the red X 'diagnoses' the problem and then 'fixes' it - alas I still get disconnected every few minutes. It often says 'Cannot communicate with Primary DNS Server - Network diagnostics pinged the remote host but did not receive a response' then I have the option to reset the wireless adapter which, as I mentioned, fixes it for a few minutes.

I installed several updates that popped up from Microsoft, and several drivers from HP's website that were to do with wireless networks / the internet, but the problem still persists. I think it may be a problem with my laptop rather than the network, as my girlfriend has a netbook that runs the internet fine whilst I am constantly disconnecting and reconnecting.

The specs for my laptop I included in my profile (I think!) and the router is a D-Link DIR-615 with Firmware 1.00VG if that helps.

I have racked my brains and cant think of anything other than the recent system restore as being the problem, so was wondering if anyone could perhaps offer me some advice - if you need more info, Ill do my best to provide it.

A:Constant dropping of router connection

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Since Friday evening (21st), my home network has been having problems with it losing the internet connection.
We have 3 computers networked up, 1 via a USB cable to the router, and the other 2 are wireless. We are using a Speedtouch 580 router, which we have about 2 years now.
Sometimes it goes for hours with no problem, other times only about half an hour or so, When the internet connection goes the LAN is still accessible.
The internet seems to drop in the evenings mostly (when all computer are being used). Sometimes the only way to get the internet back is to reset the routers settings, from the Speedtouch CD.

I have ran AVG AntiVirus scans on all 3 computers, and nothing show up.

Any ideas?


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Hi, I have a strange question that im hoping can work (for a fortnight at the most lol)

I have just joined Virgin Media on 20meg connection. They sent me out an Ambit E08C013.00 modem but forgot to send out the router. Then the engineer installs the wallbracket lobsided! But anyway, im getting away from my question.

I have to wait up to 2 weeks for my router and in the meantime, my computer is upstairs and my connection is downstairs! I dont want to buy a router that will last me 2 weeks, so I decided to dig out my old BT Voyager 2091 router. I connected it to my Netgear FS208 v2 ethernet network switch and now I am trying to get it to broadcast my BB signal from my Ambit modem (which is also connected to my Netgear switch)

I can now connect to my wireless router, but it will not broadcast my broadband.

Is there a way to fix this? Or do I have to wait till my new router arrives?

A:BT router/modem with Cable Modem

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Hello everyone,
I have an internet connection problem and was wondering if anyone here can help.
I cannot connect to the internet even though all the green lights on the modem are solid and steady. I have a laptop connects (ethernet cable) to the modem (which connect to the ISP). I ask my ISP support to verify my IP address and my modem mac address and they check out good. (I have an XP OS, IE, firefox, and opera web browsers, and a cable modem connection to the ISP - all three browsers cannot connect to the internet.) I can ping the yahoo and google websites and my loopback address, but cannot access these websites via my browsers. I look in the TCP/IP protocol properties and they're all set to automatically obtain the address. I also tried to manually configure the ip address, the sub mask, the dns servers, and the default gateway (first in the general tab, then in the alternate configuration tab) to the ones I found the network connections detail. I tried the ping, ipconfig, and netstat commands to try figuring out the problem but no luck.
Has anyone comes across this problem?

Any help and advices are much appreciated.
Thx in advance.

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Appreciate some assistance.

Have a PC running W-Millenium. Going to format the hard drive (too many programs installed, virus problems, spyware, etc.) and reinstall the OS.

The current PC uses a cable ISP (Charter.net), and is connected to a router and a cable modem.

After installing the OS to a clean Hard Drive, installing drivers for video, sound card, etc., and some programs, the PC needs to be connected back to the router and the cable modem to establish an Internet connection.

Might be a super dumb question, but, which software should be installed first, that of the router, that of the cable modem, or does it matter?

Any guidance somewhere that shows the steps needed to connect the PC to both a router and a cable modem?

A:Router and Cable Modem

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I set up a network about a week ago in the house before the kids (2) came home from college. This network was basically to just share the broadband internet R.R. It worked fine with until my son came home and hooked up. Since then all of a sudden it says that the LAN cord is disconnected on both of the computers and I have to restart every thing to get it to work again. Unplugging the router and plugging it back in usally does it. However it just does it again and agian. If I unplugg his computer and reset everything it works fine forever even with my laptop pluged in. I have checked with my son and he says that his XP firewall is off. I am all new at this networking stuff and at some point would like to share a printer and some files but for now ...any ideas on what may be happening this problem seems to happen about every 15min to an hour or so??? I am going to hook up my laptop on my sons cord right now and try that??

cable modem

using high quality cat6 cords

The main computer has
Win 2000
P4 1.6g
256 gb DDR ram

Laptop has
Win 2000
p4 1.6g

Sons Computer has
Win XP
P4 2.0g
512gb ddr ram

A:router with cable modem

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Could anyone please give me a list of cable modems that offer routing capabilities, such as NAT and DHCP? My current cable modem is a RCA DCM425.


A:Cable Modem\Router

Try "cable modem/router" in a web search engine.

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