Question about D-Link GamerLounge DGL-4300 Router (DGL4300)

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DGL 4300 I have my DGL 4300 Router can't connect to the web since 5 months ago. I have Charter, DHCP. My router status say "Disabled" when viewed from Windows network connections. The router itself says "Connected" at the status page, but it can't acquire any ip even after Mac cloning and calling Charter to add my Router's ip to their system. A quick look at my routing table shows their is no Gateway. I checked the Wan Statistics page and noticed 2309 errors within 2mins. 0 packets sent, 0 received. I have downgraded and upgraded this router so many times in Vain, I'm out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Tech9 May 26, 2008

    I tried connecting directly to the modem and it worked. I eventually gave up and bought D-Link DIR 655 to replace my fallen DGL-4300

  • Tech9 May 29, 2008

    My new router work like a charm. I haven't thoroughly tested its wireless functionality though. I tried using my old router, the DGL4300 as a bridge but that plan failed.

  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 11, 2010

    Is the new router now working?

  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 11, 2010

    Have you tried a second router? (assuming by down/upgraded you simply mean the firmware?)

    Have you tried connecting with just a modem?

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Glad to hear the new one is working (it's likely or at least possible, that the old one is simply mis-configured - resetting back to it's factory defaults and starting from scratch should help with the bridging issue)

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