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orange light on wireless g router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hammi_poop, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. hammi_poop

    hammi_poop Thread Starter

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    I have a belkin wireless router that has suddenly decided everynow and then it will display and orang light and disconnects my internet. Its been working fine for ages ive tried resetting restarting the router etc but no luck
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What's so special about an orange light? My Belkin wireless router normally shows an orange LED for each LAN connection and one for the WAN (which blinks to show activity).

    How have you determined that the disconnects are the router's doing, and not your ISP or modem or wireless interference or a PC?

    Since it has been working "for ages," it may be wearing out. Try resetting it to factory default settings and then reconfigure it; sometimes this will refresh them for a while.
     
  3. hammi_poop

    hammi_poop Thread Starter

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    ok no need for the attitude. The lights are usually a yellow colour. I dont know if i knew i wouldnt be asking for help would i
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Where is the orange light? If it's not one of the LAN connect lights, it may be an error indication.
     
  5. hammi_poop

    hammi_poop Thread Starter

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    it usually is the wired computer light
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If it's next to the Ethernet jack for one of the comptuers, it usually indicates a different speed, green for 100 and orange for gigabit, or the other way around.
     
  7. hammi_poop

    hammi_poop Thread Starter

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    what does that mean the settings are wrong?
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Let's start with the basics. Make/model of the router. Make/model of the broadband modem. Version/patch level of Windows in use. Has anything changed around the time things stopped working. Also, do this.

    Turn everything off, modem, router, computer.

    Turn on the modem, wait for a solid data/connect light.

    Turn on the router, give it two minutes to get it's mind right.

    Turn on the computer, see if you're connected.

    If you're still not connected, do this:

    For 98 or ME, Start, Run, COMMAND to open a DOS window:
    --- or ---
    For 2K or XP, Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.
     
  9. hammi_poop

    hammi_poop Thread Starter

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    Router - Belkin Wireless G 2.4 Ghz
    Modem - Ntl Home Boradband internet ntl home 100
    windows xp home edition.

    nothing changed for it to stop working

    windows Ip Configuration

    Host name : MORGAN
    Primary Dns Suffix:
    Node type: Peer-Peer
    Ip Routing Enabled: No
    WINS Proxy Enable:No

    connection specific dns suffix :belkin
    Description : intel (R) pro/100 ve network connection
     
  10. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You cut off all the information I really needed to see, but there's one problem that jumps out at me.

    You have a Node Type of Peer-Peer, that is incorrect, and won't work.

    Create a file in notepad named NODETYPE.REG with the following contents:

    ------------------- Use text after this line -------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters]

    "NodeType"=dword:00000001
    ------------------- Use text before this line -----------------

    Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.
     
  11. hemingfordant

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    Does the power light go out too?
    My belkin router did exactly the same thing so I rang the tech support line. When I said the light went orange and the power light went out they sent me brand new router in about 10 days.
     
  12. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    hemingfordant, you do realize you're posting to a two month old thread, right?
     
  13. hemingfordant

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    No, I didn't, but there wasn't a definitive conclusion so thought I'd add my experience. These threads are useful for other people who are having the same problem as the originator - might save someone hours of trawling the net looking for the same thing :)
     
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