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This problem is driving my nuts and it isn't easy yo diagnose because it can happen any time.
Alright, I have 3 computers networked in a wired configuration. About once a month I won't be able to log on to the internet. What I end up doing is disconnecting the router and connecting my main rig to the cable modem. I leave it like that for about a day, plug the router back in and everything works again. But nothing else has worked to diagnose this.
I've power cycled just the router, power cycled just the modem, power cycled both, hit the reset on the router and every combination in between.
Can anyone tell me a way to fix this or something I haven't thought of. I'm tired of plugging and unplugging things.
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This problem is driving my nuts and it isn't easy yo diagnose because it can happen any time.
Alright, I have 3 computers networked in a wired configuration. About once a month I won't be able to log on to the internet. What I end up doing is disconnecting the router and connecting my main rig to the cable modem. I leave it like that for about a day, plug the router back in and everything works again. But nothing else has worked to diagnose this.
I've power cycled just the router, power cycled just the modem, power cycled both, hit the reset on the router and every combination in between.
Can anyone tell me a way to fix this or something I haven't thought of. I'm tired of plugging and unplugging things.
Sounds to me like your ISP may be using MAC authentication for it's network, and this could be the problem. What it sounds like is about once a month your modem is sent a change IP command from the ISP. This executes, but you don't authenticate with them because your router has a different MAC than your PC does, and your PC was used to setup the initial connection when you first signed up with your ISP. Your router should have the ability (most do) to "spoof" it's MAC address. Have your router spoof the MAC address for your PC. If the problem is what i think it is, this will fix the issue.
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