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Loss of internet connection to desktop with WRT 160 N

I too am having issues with my desktop internet connection thru the router (linksys wrt 160 n). It is connected with a network cable and will occassionally not conect to the internet. After a few minutes, or after rebooting, it works fine. Wireless connections are fine. is there a setting that is blocking the connection temporarily? It acts as if it times out then after a couple minutes it's back on. Whe plugged directly to the cable modem, the desktop works fine. I have tried 3 calls to Linksys and changed a couple setting but no better. HELP!

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  • thdarragh Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks. I'll get that info out in the morning.

  • sprender1 Jan 22, 2009

    Similar problem here:  desktop is fine if plugged into modem; if plugged into router, I can ping/admin the router but can't web out.  Laptop would usually connect but drop connections.  Then I noticed on the laptop I could ping out (I wrote a script to ping the router, then the router's outside address, then the gateway (ISP), then the three ISP DNS servers).  Browsers would start connecting to where I wanted usually during the gateway or DNS pings.  So I hard-coded the three DNS servers on the protocol, and removed IPv6 drivers (running Vista 64-bit).  Now the laptop connects every time, although occasionally I have to "kick it" by running the ping script only once (when I first open the browser).  Other non-connections get resolved with a browser refresh.  This is annoying but doable.  The desktop however is still more no-connect than connect through any of the four ports.  Tried other cables, etc.  Also tried the "laptop-fix" (hardcoding DNS servers, disabling IPv6; this machine is Vista 32-bit) but that's not working.  I really USED to like Linksys...

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If you do this and post the results I can tell you how to configure the router as you do not need the domain:-

1. connect to modem with an ethernet cable, without the router
2. assuming it's windows, start --> control panel --> Network Connections --> double click on the Local Area Connection --> Click details and post ip address, subnet, default gateway and both dns servers

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