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dynalink rta300 router probs

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kellnz, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. kellnz

    kellnz Thread Starter

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    Hi i recentley bought a rta300 router, it has been fine till a couple of weeks ago when it started playing up. You would be unable to see the router or ping it, and the dsl didnt work. I would do ipconfig /renew and it would work again for about 5mins and then stop.
    I reinstalled windows thinking this would solve it and it did for about 2 days. It has now started doing the same thing again
    all lights are normal on router and lan light flashes like data is being transmitted
    any ideas?
     
  2. kellnz

    kellnz Thread Starter

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    also it will just use the 169 ip address and now doing ipconfig/renew it will say it cant contact dhcp server

    btw win xp proffessional sp1
     
  3. burdick

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    update firmware?
     
  4. kellnz

    kellnz Thread Starter

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    its updated already
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Maybe the router is just dying.
     
  6. kellnz

    kellnz Thread Starter

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    Its brand new
     
  7. burdick

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    force router to become 192.168.1.1

    edit:
    what have you done?

    have you:

    tried a new cable?
    input as static route?
     
  8. kellnz

    kellnz Thread Starter

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    How do u set the router ip?
    I have reset router to factory defaults, i have tried diff cable and have tried setting the pcs ip to 192.168.1.2
    even when thats the ip it still cant see router or ping it
    i thought it could be spyware or something so thats why we formatted comp and reinstalled win xp but same prob
    the problem is very intermittent, it will stop working for no apparent reason, and then after doing ipconfig/release /renew about 20 times and restarting it will work again
    it seems to be losing connectivity with router at random times, even though all lights are ok
     
  9. burdick

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    Nevermind the 192.168.1.1 ~it doesnt matter

    I had a Belkin router, up-to-date firmware, ect. I had to reset the router everytime I couldnt get into it. I get kicked out only when turning off the machine. I think it was a XP home issue...prolly fixed with windows updates. I only think it was XP home because the 98 machine worked well. Anyway I bought a linksys router, great quality, low price. No issues yet. You might want to try to make IP static on the user end. What OS are you using?
     
  10. kellnz

    kellnz Thread Starter

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    win xp professional
    another thing i can do to get it working is to change my network card mode from auto to 100 etc
    doesnt matter what i change it to it will usually connect again
    for about 5mins
     
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