I have a Zoom X6 ADSL Modem + Router which worked fine for the first few weeks. After that, each time that, for one or another reason or another, I had to turn it off, it has been increasingly difficult that the modem starts to work. Disconnecting all ethernet cables, when I now turn the device on, the power LED turns red, and the DSL and Wireless LEDs turn green, and they stay that way: no ADSL connection is established, no DHCP server works. A few weeks ago, I had to try several times turning the modem off and on, waiting a few seconds, and in one random try it started to work. Now after 30min trying this out, it never started. What could be the reason for this? Is this a known problem?
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Re: Zoom X6 router does not properly initiate...
The first thing i would do is try to get hold of another router to test on that line to make sure the problem is not with the telephone line or even connecting to the ISP, if you dont have a problem with the second router it is safe to assume the router is at fault, in this case i would reset to factory conditions and then try again, if the problem continued i would go to the zoom website and look for a firmware upgrade.
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Zoom X6 routers don't work with either Kindles or Nooks- it seems the connect on demand to save power confuses the Zoom router - typically requiring the unpractical fix of rebooting the router every two minutes.
Turn everything off for 2 minutes, cable modem, router and pc.
Turn on modem and wait 2 minutes for the modem to sync to TW. Turn on router after 2 mins and wait until the router syncs with the modem. Turn on PC It sounds like your router lost its connection to the cable modem, which happens from time to time. TW will not help with your router. I worked for a cable co and the router and modem losing sync was the at least 70% of the calls. FYI cable doesn't use DSL,just the phone co.
is it wireless connection or ethernet? Zoom routers have a firewall and when you have something connected that the firewall doesnt like (Xbox 360 or Gaming) it will drop the connection. goto zoom.com/x6 and it will give you instruction on how to by-pass the firewall using an different IP address.
Unplug the plug (from phoneline) on back of USB modem, plug into Zoom router. Plug one end of an ethernet cable into router and one end into your PC. Type http://10.0.0.2 into a web browser (eg. Firefox or Internet explorer) username/password is admin/zoomadsl go to basic setup and input your ISP username and password (the one given to you by your internet provider) under PPP. Click configure my connection. Save changes and then write to flash (both buttons on bottom of page)
Have you tried configuring the ADSL modem router for the internet connection?
Its possible that since you have changed the ADSL modem router, you may have to configure the ADSL modem router for it to work fine. The configuration depends on what Internet provider you have but you may try these steps for now:
1. Make sure the connections are correct. Connect the computer to the LAN port and the ADSL line to the port assigned for that behind the device.
2. Launch an Internet browser and access http://10.0.0.2 and press enter. If a dialog box appears, set the user name as admin and password as zoomadsl and press enter.
3. On the basic setup page of the ADSL router, set the appropriate encapsulation and other settings based on the settings of your provider. If you do not know the settings for your provider, there is a table specified on the user guide for the ADSL router. Here is the link: http://zoom.com/documentation/adsl/5590_UserGuide_EngD.pdf