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DSL modem/router connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DVOM, Jun 17, 2004.

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  1. DVOM

    DVOM Thread Starter

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    I just set up a two computer wireless LAN. One machine running WinME is wired to the router, the other W2K machine is wireless about 100 feet away.

    Everything works well, I can shut both machines down and restart and it all still works.

    However, after shutting down the machines over night and restarting in the morning, the router won't respond. I can't access the router with IE. If I shut down both the modem and router and the machines and reboot the modem then router then the machines it'll work.

    On all the other networks I've dealt with, the modems and routers are always left on.

    What should I be checking here? Up till now I've never had any problems with this type of setup.

    The modem is a Qwest issue Actiontec GT701 while the router is a Linksys wireless 11MB.

    TIA
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    It would be helpful to determine if the problem is with the modem or the router.

    Can you disconnect the router and connect directly to the modem.
    Then leave that computer on overnight.

    If there are still problems it would point to the modem.
    Otherwise I would start suspecting the router.
     
  3. DVOM

    DVOM Thread Starter

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    Bob, I edited my original post a little because I realized that if I can't access the router I'm not going to be able to access the modem.

    I had also already tested the modem at home before setting up this network. After shutting down for the night I didn't have this problem in the morning.

    So since my first post I've updated the firmware of the router.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    The reason for the test was to help determine where the problem lies.

    Given this new information, if it is only with the router, then it could be defective. Wouldn't be the first time there are OOB problems.
     
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