Ever since I moved and started with a new ISP (Cox) my wireless router hasn't worked like it had with Mediacom. I don't know if the provider makes much difference. Anyway, I finally got it to work by shutting down my PC, resetting then unplugging the router, resetting the cable modem (back up battery for the phone makes it pointless to unplug) then put it all back together in reverse order, and all seemed to be working fine.
The person physically here and helping me thought it would be a good idea to change the security from WEP to one of the WP2's. so i did, but then when i saved settings, my router froze up on me like it had before. Now when I have it all hooked up as I should, all the lights flash for me properly EXCEPT the one that tells me it's sending a signal. I can't get into the host page or anything now. I've tried it with ethernet plugged in and with just the router connected to my PC.
It was working fine with the WEP setting and I just want to change it back and see if that makes any difference, but I can't get to the page. I've been digging through this site for the past several hours trying various 'tricks' and nothing's completely solved my problem so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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you should refer to your ISP or to the Router manufacturer on how to access the GUI of the router. problem could be both devices are using same IP. there is a collission issue there. you should change the gateway IP to one of your devices.
You must be using the cable type of isp i guess like comcast,cox or cable vision, Try this Take power cable out from modem and router-
Now PLUG OUT THE CABLE OF POWER TO YOUR MODEM WAIT FOR 2 MINTS. DONT DO ANY THING B4 2MINTS. NOW connect the power cable of router - Hope it may get work- Else try open IE page - type 192.168.1.1 - Press enter - admin is password
leave username blank
Click Mac address clone- Enable- Clone my pc's mac-save settings. Click Wireless - W/l n/w mode mixed - network name - user defined - Channel 6 SSID broadcast - Enabled- Save setings, Click on wireless security on the top under sub tabs of wireless select the wpa security type - make security of your own.
PLUG OUT THE CABLE OF POWER TO YOUR MODEM WAIT FOR 2 MINTS. DONT DO ANY THING B4 2MINTS. NOW connect the power cable of router.
Are you trying to set up the router. You can do it manually without the CD. Make sure that your computer is able to go online through the modem. If your computer is able to go online through the modem Then you need to connect the computer to the router ad the modem to the router. open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP. Click Here for step by step by instructions
I don't know what type of internet connection you have. If you have cable internet connection, you can copy the mac address of your modem to your router - that's what you call, cloning. If you have DSL connection, you can just obtain an IP Address from the modem to the router. If it's an Internet connection that is requires authentication, you can use the PPPoE type of connection. You can configure your router to any of the mentioned configuration above.
-- what is the operating system of your computer? -- is the router working fine before or is it a brand new router
you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router
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 configure the router settings Step 7: test the Internet connection.
if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router
configuring the router settings will depends who is your provider. if your isp is dsl you need to configure your ISP username and password on the router. if your router is a cable no need to change any settings on the router. it should automatically work
So you have a wireless router powering itself off at random intervals?
Change the power adapter if you have an extra. (Just for grins. You never know.)
I would also look into new firmware revisions for your router's model on 3com's site. There could be packet blockage or any other random number of issues that are causing the router to reboot itself. (There are plenty of routers out there designed to reboot themselves if they detect certain issues.)
If the issues persist... Try running the router on it's stock settings for a few days to see if it continues. If it runs ok with stock settings, then perhaps there is a certain function or feature you are using that the router is not handling too well.
There have also been certain routers that have been identified as having certain issues with either the hardware your ISP gives you or the settings your ISP is using for your connection. A sudden change in the way your ISP is doing things could suddenly mean issues for your connection if you're using a router that doesn't like it.
Example: I was once using COX cable internet in Omaha a couple of years back... Being that Nebraska is notorious for it's fandom when it comes to the Huskers... Cox decided it would be a great idea to use multi-cast packet broadcasting to transmit the game over the internet.
BAD IDEA. Anyone in that service area who had a Linksys BEFSR41 router could not maintain connectivity for more than 10 minutes without a reboot.
I later found out from a good tech friend of mine who worked for COX at the time that the issue was definitely widespread and the effects were immediate and lasted throughout the course of the entire game! (Man I was NOT happy!)
According to him, the problem was the method they were using to send out the multi-cast packets. They had set the frame sizes too high.
Ahem.... Anyway... You get the idea.
But check into updating your router's firmware anyway. That's always a good place to start. :)