No one (so far) seems to know - is it harmful (to the modem) to turn it off when internet is not needed? My internet provider (At&T/Yahoo)cautions me to leave it on all the time - "as it may shorten the modem's lifespan to turn it on and off." The modem has an on/off switch on the back - and I would prefer to turn it off when not needed, for two reasons: It gets hot (to the touch) when on and I'm not able to keep my computer in sleep mode when the modem is on. If anyone has an expert opinion on this matter, please advise me. Thanks.....Lee Anders
First thing is all electronics items are made up of ICs, registors and capacitors. What will happen if you strecth and release a rubber band 100 times in 5 minutes?. it may break or will break very soon. on the other hand what will happen if you strecth another rubber band and leave it strecthd for 5 minutes?. no change will be there in the rubbers tensility. So is the case with every electronic items. when they heat they expand and when they cool they shrink to original. so if you swith on and off your modem the components will expand a little with heat and when u switch off modem the components will come to original position. if this process is repeated daily twice or thrice then i dont think that your modem may be working fine till next year. so let it on for the whole day and switch it off only when u sleep at night if required., thanks.
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Try restarting the modem by either turning off the power button, or plugging out the modem power.
If the internet still frequently disconnects, it is most likely your ISP's (internet service provider) problem. Call them up with this issue, and they should either re-activate your internet for you, or give you a replacement modem for free.
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when the item name as modem/router. it means the main function is modem with added router function.
you can't connect 2 router/modem together. both need access to the internet and IPS for it function correctly.
however, you can connect 1 modem and one router.
if you brought the wireless new from a vendor. you don't need to configure it. unless you want to.
but if you brought a used one (in you case). you have to configure it. You need to get inside (software wise) of the modem. to do that you need login name and password to start with. if you don't have it, please call or e-mail the guy you brought the modem from.
then you have to configure the security for the wireless, unless you want everyone under sun to access your modem via wireless.
search on the web, you should come away with a user manual for the unit.
* You dont need any special drivers to install modem. * Open up internet explorer, type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar and press enter key. * Now you should see the configuration page of modem. * On the left side, click on Advanced button, below that, you will see "connection configuration" option - click on it.
*** If it asks for modem access code anywhere, you can find the code underneath the modem. please type it ***
* Under this page, you have to enter the email address in username field and password, change the connection type to smart keep alive, click on save changes
* Now it may ask you for restart modem. click on restart. within 1 min, you will be connected to internet.