I'm hoping someone has seen this before. I've had this router for 3 years and just recently i've been having the ethernet port dopping. No problems with the VoIP or wireless just the wired connections. I've tried different ports to see if the problem follows and it does. All 4 ports drop for 3 seconds then re-establish. This has been going on for the past few weeks but i haven't been concerned because it wasn't so bad then.. Just in the last 2 days, the 4 ports have been dead. I reboot the router and they work for a few hours, then they're out. No link lights on the 4 ports. Any ideas and thanks for your help and suggestions!
I had a similar problem with the WRTP54G, after working great for almost 3 years the ethernet port started to fail intermitent and getting worst week after week. This is normally sign of hardware issue, so I opened my router and replace the 2 capacitors of the main power supply (1000uF x 16V), they were quite fat, indicating a leakage occured. After doing this, the ethernet ports came back to life perfectly!I hope this solution can help someone around the globe, as this router is very good and with less than U$0,50 you can fix it.Marcelo macedo.
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If the modem works and a desktop pc works through the Ethernet port of the router, then try plugging the pc laptop into the same Ethernet port using the same cable as the desktop. Most laptops have an Ethernet port.
If this works, then the problem is the wireless access?
Check you still have the wireless set-up on the pc laptop, if not re-install it.
It depends on the router but how I did it is
1. Connect the ethernet cable to the router, then the cable that came with the router to the router with one end, then plug the other end into the computer.
2. There should be a disk that you have to install which is the firmware for the router. Once this is done, it will automatically update from now on.
3. It should set up itself!
Hi Jackie! It sounds like a communication problem between the router and the computer. Try the following solutions to solve
1.Connect the LAN cable to other free LAN port in the router.
2. Try using a different LAN cable.
3. a. Open Device Manager b. Go to Network adapters. Click on the "+" sign next to it. c. Double-click on your network adapter. d. On Advanced tab, look for Speed/duplex settings (or Media Type) and change it's value to Full autonegotiation (or AutoSelect). e. Click OK on all windows. f. Close the Device Manager and restart your computer.
4. Reinstall or update your network adapter device drivers.
A "workaround" solution - use a wireless network adapter to connect wirelessly to the router.
This wireless router does not have any USB connection on it. Types of connection available on this router are wireless and Ethernet. You can check on the modem if there is an Ethernet port on it.
If your modem has an Ethernet port, I recommend that you test the Ethernet connection using one of your computers. We want to make sure that the Ethernet connection on the modem is enabled. If not, you may need to contact your ISP or the modem manufacturer to make sure that the Ethernet will work before you install the router.
If your modem does not have have an Ethernet port on it. This is not the router that will do the work for you. And I personally does not seen any router yet with the USB port for the modem.
you may try this and see if this help solve your problem
Step 1: Shutdown the computer. Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable. Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds. Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear
stable. Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable. Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.
if this still didnot work, maybe you need to upgrade the firmware of your router
To setup your router first check.. Connect the Broadband modem to the computer using an Ethernet cable without the router installed and make sure that the Internet connection is active. If it is not, contact your Internet Service Provider. If it can go online, to setup connection.. Step 1: Connect the Broadband modem to the router’s WAN or Internet port. Step 2: Connect the computer to any available numbered port (1, 2, 3 or 4). NOTE: In this example, we’ll connect the computer to port number 3. Step 3: Make sure the power adapter is plugged to an available power outlet. Step 4: check if you are able to go online wired.. if not your router has to be configured first, to config your router i need some more information your internet service providers (isp)name , and how many computers do u have totally.. let me no know in case if you have any problems ...
No, you don't need a router... that gateway supports up to 253 devices on your private network segment. That being said, you only have one ethernet port, so if your desktops have LAN cards rather than wireless, you'll need a hub to split off enough ports. If you add a router, it'll give you a whole new level of complexity. A gateway is a router/modem combo. It converts the Cable Internet signal from your ISP to ethernet and isolates all of the computers behind it into your own private network. A hub is basically an ethernet splitter... it won't isolate a new network segment, it'll just add more ports. Get a hub, they are cheaper and won't add a new level of complexity.