When I turn my modem off for 30 seconds to reset it to solve this problem, I sometimes have to turn the switch on and off several times because when I turn it on all four ethernet lights will turn on weakly and not go off and nothing happens until I turn it off and on several times until it comes on right.
This issue drove me nuts for a while. I too have verizon dsl and use a verizon branded actiontec router (gt704wg).
The problem has to do with DNS configuration. Not exactly sure what the true root cause of the issue, whether with the Router / Firmware or on Verizon ISP side, but I figured out how to make it work.
DNS is what translates internet IP addresses such as http://22.214.171.124/ into recognizable Enlish language terms (http://www.espn.com). When you type espn.com into your browser, your request travels out to a DNS server somewhere which performs the translation into the numbered IP address and directs you to the appropriate website. The problem you are having is that your requests aren't finding a DNS server to do the translations...
You can test this by trying: http://126.96.36.199/ in the browser URL hich should resolve to espn.com. If the website resolves, it means your internet connect is working and proves it is just a DNS issue.
If this is the case, then there are a few possible places where a faulty DNS configuration setting might be causing an issue. (Local PC, network router, ISP).
Try configuring your router to use static DNS : using the following address for DNS servers: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
more useful info here: https://www.opendns.com/homenetwork/start/router/
If that doesn't work, you can hardcode the same addresses on you pc by going to: network connections > select the connection >properties > Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) > properties
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Turn the switch off and wait for 30 seconds then turn it back on the switch should be on the back near the antenna and cable plugs. Just don't reset it with the reset button. The could wipe your internet settings.
I have this problem sometimes. If you lose connection to the modem, you can't connect back to it, you have to reset the modem. Goto the modem, unplug it, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in. Goto your connections, select yours, disconnect and then reconnect, wait a few seconds and it should connect. Hope this helps, let me know if it does or doesn't.
Netgear generally functions well. You may simply need to adjust the location of the router. Check the signal strength when you do have a signal. You may be losing a signal intermittently because the signal is weak. If your signal is "good" or better and the signal is lost without apparent reason, there could be a malfunction with the router itself. Check the router when the signal is lost and ensure the power light is on and the connection light is on.
If your signal is weak and you lose it intermittently, adjust the location of the router
If your signal is strong and you lose it intermittently, you may be experiencing a connection problem at the source or the power may be cutting out at the modem. The more likely answer is the source signal interruption. It is rare for a power supply to go bad in those.
Check the source connection INTO the router.
You can also reset the router. You'll want to unplug everything. Unplug the power supply from the wall AND from the modem and leave it unplugged for at least 2 minutes. There may also be a very small recessed reset button (the kind that you need to use the end of a paperclip to press). Press and hold that for 10-30 seconds to reset while it's still plugged in.
When you plug everything back in, plug the power in first (to the wall and modem), then connect the source cable. Wait until you have a signal confirmation light, then try to connect with your computer.
Last but not least, the connection problem could be with your computer. Try pluging directly into the source if possible and see how that works. Then try just moving close to the wireless modem and see how the signal strength is and if you lose the signal the same way. If there is a switch on your computer to turn on the wireless feature, make sure it's all the way on. Sometimes these are kind of stuck between 'on' and 'off' and that can cause problems.
It sounds like a firmware issue or problem. Have you tried updating the firmware of the router? If not, download the latest firmware from actiontec website and install it to your router. Note: After successfully updating the firmware, you need to hard reset the router. Press the reset button at the back of the router for 30 second then unplug the power for 30 seconds as well then plug it back n.
Connect the Cable modem to the router's Internet/WAN port, then connect the PC to any one of the router's ports. Reset the D-Link router: D-Link Router reset Step 1 Locate the reset pinhole on the back of the unit. Step 2 With the unit powered on, press and hold the Reset button. Step 3 Hold the Reset button for about 10 seconds. Step 4 Release the Reset button. Step 5 The unit will reboot. Allow 20-30 seconds before reconnecting. Step 6 The device is now at factory defaults. Note: Do not recycle power during the reset procedure. The default user name for most D-Link devices is admin and the password is left blank. When it says hold for about 10 seconds, don't hold for more than ten seconds or the procedure will likely fail, if ten seconds doesn't work try 5 seconds. Then: Shutdown your PC. Unplug the power from the router and the cable modem. Wait 30 sec. then plug in the power to the cable modem, wait 30 sec. then plug the power to the router. Wait till you have "Internet" light then restart your PC. The PC should pick up an IP address and you should be able to get on-line. This is if you have a cable service provider. If you have DSL, the router needs to be configured with PPOe. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
that means the router is not configured properly. try to use the setup wizard that comes with the router. reset the router first by pressing the reset button for 30 seconds then run the setup wizard thriough the internet explorer browser of the pc.