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Medialink router problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bdubb, May 17, 2013.

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  1. bdubb

    bdubb Thread Starter

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    I have to reconfigure my Medialink router frequently- about once a week. It seems to happen at random times, even while I'm in the middle of surfing the internet. I get the Internet Explorer message that I don't have internet access. When I click on my network and sharing center, I see my router listed with excellent signal strength, but when I try to connect there is no access.
    So I unplug the router, which seems to completely reset the router, and I have to go through reconfiguring it again from factory settings.
    Can anyone help me figure out why this keeps happening, and let me know how to configure it once- and only once?
     
  2. UCanFixit

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    Another long-shot guess here but I'm wondering if your ISPs lease is expring at certain intervals. Now, I'm not sure how that works specifically but I can tell you that my router has an option where I can set the lease expiration to "never" or is it keep lease "forever." It is one or the other. Anyway, a factory reboot would definitely invoke a lease renewal and start the lease timer again. You might also want to try using a wired connection directly to the modem or (minimally) a wired connection to your router to see if that makes any difference. Good luck.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Just in case the firmware is buggy make sure you have the latest firmware update. Then, unless that miraculously fixes the problem, replace the defective router.
     
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