Question about Belkin Wireless Pre-N (F5D8230-4) Router (F5D82304)
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?
Get help from Belkin pre-n router website. Change Auto Channel to a set channel . Hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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.
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.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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