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Uplink internet (PPPoE) will not be accessible after power cut

Hi,
The problem seems to me close to identical.

Following a power cut with both computer and router "on", it is possible to see that:
a) all the computers are assigned IP addresses by the router and can access each other
b) the router connects to the internet (PPPoE)
c) the computers cannot access the internet (!?)

Now, I have fiddled with the problem quite a bit. I can't figure out *exactly* what happens but I suspect the problem is two-folds:
1) whatever you might reset on the computer (network connection, internet connection, etc.) it won't work by itself.
2) whatever you might re-set (and not reset) on the router won't work by itself.
3) however, if you reset the router (10+ seconds press on the little button on the back), re-enter all the parameters (that takes typically 5 minutes usually, not an hour, unless you are a network tycoon that uses all the settings) and then "repair" (right click on the connection) the network connection then "voilà".

In summary, the router has a problem (needs to be reset) but then Windows has conflict issues with the router and needs its connection reset too. Well, that is my hypothesis. I am NOT a network admin and I barely know DHCP, IP, Gateway stuff... What I have noticed is that while the router is not "sharing internet" with the computers, windows has a "internet gateway" connection automatically up and running, while once the router is reset, windows "sees" there is nothing such as a router gateway and removes it. When the router is fine, and the windows connection is"repaired", and internet works at last, THERE IS NO INTERNET GATEWAY in the connection panel of windows anymore. I think there is something there that might generate conflicts, but hey, I need the words of an expert out there! (please note that the term "internet gateway" might not be the exact term, and I don't intend to switch my electricity breakers off to reproduce the problem...).

*practical note: I haven't tried yet, but instead of re-entering all the router setting manually, I guess a router configuration backup saved while everything works fine can be reloaded when things are bad, that would save the 5 minutes of manual re-entry.

So, anyone wishes to rationalize all that?!? What is THE exact problem and what is the systematic and exact way to fix it?

--I love my router anyway---

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You are using the PPPOE connection. when you set up the router for the PPPOE connection, Do you see Internet IP address on the status page of the router.
If you have the internet IP address on the status page of the router then that is a very good thing. make sure that it shows the Internet connection type pppoe on the status page also.
your computer are communicating with each other they have the IP address that is a good thing also.
Now you can check the internet connection.
open the command prompt ( START ==> RUN == type cmd and click OK) In the command prompt try to ping the router IP address.
Suppose your router IP address is 192.168.1.1. then in the command prompt type " ping 192.168.1.1 " and hit ENTER on your key board.
You will get replies from the same IP address that is 192.168.1.1.
that means the connection between the computer and the router is working properly.
Now type in the command " ping 4.2.2.2 " and hit enter.
If you get the 4 replies from 4.2.2.2 that means you computer is communicating with the DNS servers. If you get the reply form different number or if you do not get replies that means the router is not set up properly or user name and password for the pppoe might not be proper.
Now you got 4 replies from 4.2.2.2.
Then type the command " ping yahoo.com" and hit enter.
Now check if you get replies from yahoo.com ( there might be replies from the number 66.x.x.x. or 207.x.x.x).
If you get the replies then everything is working properly. the issue might be with the firewall or internet browser.
Now if you don't get replies from yahoo.com but getting replies from 4.2.2.2 that means you will need to assign static DNS numbers on the computer.
In preferred DNS = 4.2.2.2
in alternate DNS = 4.2.2.3
that will resolve the issue.
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It seems that you need to reconfigure router ,you can use following steps to reconfigure router

1. Please remove all the connections from the router. Connect power to the router and then connect a cable from the computer into any of the 4 lan ports on the router. Make sure the modem should not be connected to the router or to the computer.
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I believe you have an IP Address conflict or the router needs to be configured for PPPoE. Here's how:

Basic DSL Setup - PPPoE


Most Internet Service Providers offer PPPoE authentication. Please consult your ISP if you are not sure if PPPoE could be used.

To configure your router for PPPoE you will need to set your router's WAN (INTERNET) port to 'PPPoE' option. However majority of Modems nowadays already have PPPoE enabled. If your modem has PPPoE client built-in, you need to select the 'DHCP' option in your router. The router is set to this option by default.

Configuration steps:

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Connect the broadband modem to the WAN (INTERNET) port of your router. If the modem has USB connection make sure that it is NOT connected to any computers via the USB cable and that the modem is switched to Ethernet (not USB). Only the modem's Ethernet port should be connected to the router's WAN (INTERNET) port.
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Step 2

Open your Internet Explorer and log into your router by typing in its IP address (in most cases the default IP is http://192.168.0.1 ). Note that you do not have to be on the Internet in order to access this address because you are just connecting to your router's address. Specify username and password for your router, the default is `admin' (optional) and password is blank (nothing).

Step 3

After logging into the router select Setup. Set Internet Connection to 'PPPoE' option.
This can be done by either clicking on Internet Connection Setup Wizard or if you want to set it up manually, then click on 'Manual Internet Connection Setup'. Note that it is very common for broadband modems to carry out the PPPoE authentication for you. In this case you need to select the 'Dynamic IP' option (DHCP) in your router, do not select PPPoE. If you have such modem proceed to Step 5

Step 4

If your broadband modem does not have PPPoE function, select the 'PPPoE' option in the router and enter your account details (username and password given by your ISP). Note that some ISP's require username to be as your full e-mail address (ex: username@ispname.com).

Step 5

Click on SAVE SETTINGS and then on REBOOT THE DEVICE to apply the new configuration. Recycle power to modem.

You do not have to run any login client (like PPPoE) on your computer in order to connect to the Internet. If you had it setup when using the modem without the router, disable it in Internet Explorer under Tools > Internet Options > Connections > set to 'Never dial a connection'.

If you did not have to run PPPoE login client on your computer when modem was directly connected to your PC, your ADSL modem has PPPoE built-in. In this case set the router's WAN (INTERNET) port should be set to the 'Dynamic IP' option.

If your ISP requires PPPoA connection you need to make sure that your ADSL modem supports PPPoA (PPPoA can not be used on Routers which do not have ADSL Modem built-in). If your modem will be carrying out PPPoA connection you need to set your router's WAN (INTERNET) port to the 'DHCP' option.


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- Select the MAC Cloning option. Click on Clone MAC Address button. Do this from the computer which the broadband modem was directly connected to the last time. This will place the MAC address of your computer into the router. Save settings and reboot the router. Reboot your broadband modem as well.

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Most Internet Service Providers offer PPPoE authentication. Please consult your ISP if you are not sure if PPPoE could be used.

To configure your router for PPPoE you will need to set your router's WAN (INTERNET) port to 'PPPoE' option. However majority of Modems nowadays already have PPPoE enabled. If your modem has PPPoE client built-in, you need to select the 'DHCP' option in your router. The router is set to this option by default.

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