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Only one ethernet port works

Wireless all work fine, but as time goes on Ethernet ports drop one by one. If I plug a device into the only remaining "GOOD" port all works right and the indicator light show up showing the connection. If I plug into any of the three bad ones the computer shows no connection and the lights on the router show no connection. The good port is port two. I have logged in to the admin of the router and see no place where it specifies the ports individually so see the problem. If memory serves me right, I went through this a year ago or so and then one day they all started working again. I have restarted the router so many times I lost count. I am running dynamic broadband settings on the internet side and appear to have a solid internet connection.

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Http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/E3000
Download the newest firmware for that router (be sure to get the right version number, this is VERY important) and see if that helps. if it doesn't help, It sounds like you have a router that is going bad.

Posted on Nov 03, 2013

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SOURCE: Internet Intermittent Drop Out

I know that it has worked previously, which frequently happens even though it may not technically correct. When software is changed on one or more computers, or seemingly, enough time passes, things go haywire.

Your cable modem connects you to the outside world, it assigns IP addresses by DHCP (if enabled), to each connected device, so does a wireless router. If you connect the WAN port on the wireless router to a regular port on the cable modem/router, your wireless router will recieve an IP from the first router. Then it will assign addresses similarly which could be the same range, This is known as double NATting. Since you connected the the wireless router as a hub, it only assigns wireless addresses, not wired ones. Since they may be in the same range, this could work, but not reliably.

Here is what to do;

  1. Do nothing to the primary cable router.
  2. Connect a laptop or other computer to one of the lan ports of the wireless router. Nothing should be connected to the other ports.
  3. Manually assign this PC the address 192.168.1.2
  4. Using your web browser on the PC, connect to http://192.168.1.1
  5. The default login is left blank, password is admin.
  6. Network Setup tab
    The Network Setup section changes the settings on the network connected to the Router’s Ethernet ports. Disable the DHCP server setting
    Wireless Setup is performed through the Wireless tab.
    At the bottom of the page click SAVE SETTINGS
  7. The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing
    This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced functions. Operating Mode allows you to select the type(s) of advanced functions you use. Dynamic Routing will automatically adjust how packets travel on your network. Static Routing sets up a fixed route to another network destination.
    Operating Mode. Select the mode in which this Router will function. Since another Router exists on your network, select Router. When Router is chosen, Dynamic Routing will be enabled.
    Dynamic Routing. This feature enables the Router to automatically adjust to physical changes in the network’s layout and exchange routing tables with the other router(s). The Router determines the network packets’ route based on the fewest number of hops between the source and the destination. This feature is Disabled by default.
    From the drop-down menu, you can also select LAN & Wireless, which performs dynamic routing over your Ethernet and wireless networks. You can also select WAN, which performs dynamic routing with data coming from the Internet. Finally, selecting Both enables dynamic routing for both networks, as well as data from the Internet.
    At the bottom of the page click SAVE SETTINGS
  8. Connect wireless WAN connector to one one cable router lan ports
The PC should be changed back to DHCP for its IP and everything should work normally. All PCs on the system should get their IP address from the primary router only and should be visible to each other.

Good luck!

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Lost CD

To get my connection to work, I had to configure my Netopia DSL modem for Bridged Mode and let my router take care of the routing and address assignment. I would also try to get a working connection before configuring security. You can always do that later. You have the order of powering up you equipment correct. Read this link. It works for me.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15855

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