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ISP: Comcast
Modem: Arris Internet+Telephony Modem (DOCSIS 2.0 compliant)
Old Router: A Belkin
New Router: Linksys WRT54GS, ver 6.0 with DD-WRT v23 SP2


I hook up my new router and do the basics of renewing IPs. I configure everything and I am running nice. After 10 mins, my modem drops the ISP connection and has to re-establish it. I thought it was an ISP outtage but my old Belkin router and a direct plug works 100% fine. I have tried it a few times now.

Basically, the Linksys WRT54GS knocks my modem off and it has has to re-establish connection. It does this every 10-30mins. ***?!!?
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Did you just flash the router? Try resetting it to the defaults with the button in the back.
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i had a linksys router that did that, so i just bought a dlink router.

but i gave the linksys router to my friend as defective, and it did the same thing to him. but he figured out that if you clone the mac address (of the computer you are using) as the router's mac, and save settings and restart/renew dhcp, it will work.

it will still do that but a lot less. it happens to my friend about every once in a while, like about once in 2 months.
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i had a linksys router that did that, so i just bought a dlink router.

but i gave the linksys router to my friend as defective, and it did the same thing to him. but he figured out that if you clone the mac address (of the router) to the computer you are using, and save settings and restart/renew dhcp, it will work.

it will still do that but a lot less. it happens to my friend about every once in a while, like about once in 2 months.
So... this is known issue then? Freaking Tech Support kept avoiding my questions about it. Thanks!
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post #5 of 9
I have a Linksys router and I know exactly what is wrong with yours. You need to clone the MAC address and save it via the router setup page. Once you complete this you should not have any more problems after that. I have had my Linksys router and the only time i had to reset mine was when i moved.
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I have a Linksys router and I know exactly what is wrong with yours. You need to clone the MAC address and save it via the router setup page. Once you complete this you should not have any more problems after that. I have had my Linksys router and the only time i had to reset mine was when i moved.
good job mate.

lol, let me rephrase what i said, lol the way i said it is kinda confusing.

you want to clone the mac address of the computer you are using, in to the router's setup page as the router's mac. lol bioniccrackmonk said it a little clearer.
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I will have three PCs hooked up to the router. It just needs the MAC of one of the PCs?
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well i guess you could set up one as the host, which ever one is on more or (24/7).

well my friend only had 1 computer connected to it, and used the router for wireless, so he cloned the mac of the hardwired computer.

so i would guess any mac would be fine, but go with the one thats connected the most / 24/7.
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post #9 of 9
If you used a computer to setup the cable modem, which with comcast you have to, then you want to clone the MAC address of that computer. The MAC address in the router has to match the one that was assigned to the cable modem when you set it up.
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