Question about Belkin Wireless Pre-N (F5D8230-4) Router (F5D82304)

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Need to frequently reset router

Our Belkin Pre-N router seems to work fine, then will give us a DNS error. If we unplug the power to the unit and plug it back in, it will work for awhile again. Is this a network (GCI DSL) problem, or a router issue?

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  • gregorcarp May 03, 2008

    I still am having problems after adding a power conditioner/backup. I also tried re-installing the firmware per the tech guy from Belkin. The problem disappears when I bypass the router, so I think the modem is OK. Looks like it's time for a new router.

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Get help from Belkin pre-n router website. Change Auto Channel to a set channel . Hope that helps.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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Hello gregorcarp

It could be a flakey router or DSL modem or signal from the ISP, or, another thing to consider, issues w/ power supplied to your network devices (DSL modem, router, etc).

W/ respect to your ISP, you can check w/ them to see if they have a log of "events" that have occurred involving service to your DSL modem. You can ask them to check the strength of the signal to you modem as well.

W/ respect to "locally", I'd address the possibility of a power issue. After checking w/ your ISP, this would be tne next logical course of action to take w/ an intermittent problem like the one you're experiencing. You want to at least get the possibolity of there being a power issue ruled out.

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If the power is dirty (noise on the line), sagging or spiking (out of recommended peak to peak tolerances), it can cause your networking equipment (in fact, ANY electronic equipment) to "behave irratically".

Most people are unaware of this but "bad power" is a slow killer of electronic equipment. It eats away at your equipment - little by little damaging your equipment's sensitive electronic components - resulting in or causing spurious or intermittent problems that can drive the best techs crazy trying to pin down.

If you don't have good power protection in place already, I recommend the following:

Place ALL of your network devices (ALL of your computer-related equipment as soon as you can manage) on one or more quality UPS'.

A quality UPS works far better than a surge suppressor for protecting you sensitive electronic equipment - even a high quality surge suppressor. That is because, not only will a good UPS dampen spikes as quickly as a good surge suppressor but it will also pull up sags in power. (Surge suppressors cannot do this.)

When your power goes out of tolerance w/ respect to peak to peak voltage or noise on the line, a good UPS will kick in and take over supplying clean power at the correct levels until the building or house power comes back into tolerance.

If your power is r-e-a-l-l-y bad, then you might want to consider using a power conditioner, too.

Please, post back here w/ any questions, comments, what you've tried so far and the results, etc. We'll keep working w/ you to resolve this issue.

Thank you
BJ @:)

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 15, 2008

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 15, 2008

    Below are some very informative links regarding power and how power anamolies can impact your electronic equipment.



    The Problem with Power on APC.com

    What is a Power Event on APC.com

    Determine Your Risk on APC.com


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    Hello gregorcarp,

    Hello patsyzara



    How did it go? W/ the information and recommendations I provided, have you been able to resolve the issue w/ your router having to be reset?

    I DO hope that is the case. :) If it isn't, just post back here and we'll continue to work w/ you on the issue.



    If
    it is the case, would you kindly take just a moment to reward my efforts at
    helping you w/ a FIXYA rating for my "solution"? I would be very grateful for your kindness and the show of appreciation.



    Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.

    BJ @:)

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    My apologies for the "Hello patsyzara". I had been in contact w/ her and had neglected to remove the "Hello patsyzara" from my notes. Again, my apologies for any confusion.

    Thank you again
    BJ @:)

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