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Modem stops working between plugging it into different devices?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cnff13, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. cnff13

    cnff13 Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2012
    I have a Comcast Motorola Surfboard rental modem. It works fine, great speeds etc etc. It has no router or bridge support.

    I use this modem to connect to the web on my ps3 and PC. What I have been doing is simply unplugging the ethernet cord from one device, and putting it in the other device to switch. But of course things can't be simple...

    Every time I switch devices, the modem tries to reconnect and does a cycle where every time it only reaches the "Send" light. So I have to power cycle my modem and wait about a half hour before my connection resumes...

    I read something about PPPoE, but Comcast doesn't even use it so that won't help.:rolleyes:
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    You shouldn't need to wait a half hour, but you will need to power cycle the modem. A cheap router would resolve this.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Power cycle for cable service usually means about 30 seconds of unplugged time.
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