1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

DSL-modem/router issues

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jtn3833, Oct 20, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2000
    Messages:
    447
    When I host an online game I switch my DSL cable from my router to my modem in order to get around my firewall. Then after the game I switch the cable back and reconnect to the net. But every time I start up using my router again it seems to take some time before certain websites start coming up (particularly my web based email at sbc.yahoo which is very annoying).
    At first I'll recieve a 404 on every page. Then a few sites will come up, and then finally I can access my email.
    Two questions- I'm not damaging my router or dsl modem by doing this switch, am I? (I always disconnect from the web first). What is the problem with this 'slow startup period' of my browser (same issue with any browser actually).
    I'm running WinME on a HP Pavilion 700Mhz and a pretty good DSL connection.

    Thanks,
    JTN
     
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2001
    Messages:
    4,888
    I doubt you're hurting your Router but you're 1. circumventing your own inter security and 2. Ddisrupting the deleicate communication between your Router and your ISP which is why it's so slow to perk back up. Don't take the router off-line like that. I'm sure if you inquire to the Router makers technical support by phone or e-mail they'll help you find a reasdonable solution. You current solution of taking your router out of the network sequence is unwise at best.

    You could also try posting to the Networking forum here. This is the wrong forum.
     
  3. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2000
    Messages:
    447
    I was wondering why no one was responding, I'll repost it under the network forum, thanks.
    JTN
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/173288

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice