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I've had this router for a couple of years now, in the main it's been fine, a few hiccups, but nothing serious. However, for the past three weeks, everytime I switch the PC on I have to reset the router. Pull out the plug, wat a few seconds, put it back in and away we go. Yesterday though it wouldn't connect at all, according to all the checks it was connected, but I couldn't get on line. So I changed the filter, it was like a kick start, I was on line straight away. This morning however, it was the same old story. Unplug, wait, replug and ok?! Any suggestions greatfully received.
You don't mention the model number of the router, but I have had exactly the same problem over the past couple of weeks with a Belkin fsd05230-4 [having to reset each time for the internet on the 2 PC's linked]. My system is a modem/wireless & hard-wired router feeding into this 4 way splitter. I have reset the system, disconnected the cables, powered down the unit, etc and I know that the Belkin was the issue as the wireless router worked OK.
I've had this router now well over 5 years, have lost all the paperwork/drives, etc so can't follow mgmmc's suggextion so I'll be following this with interest!
No I haven't and to be quite frank it isn't a route I'd happily choose. Or to put it another way, that would be the last thing I'd consider. The reason being setting it up in the first place was a hit and miss fiasco. As I couldn't do it the way you're supposed to. They tell you to use the ethernet cable. Thereby lies the rub, as my PC doesn't have an ethernet plug hole! So I can't tell you how I did it, because I can't remember. I know it took a long time and most of the time I seemed to be going round in circles. Then all of a sudden, it just happened.
So I think you can now see why I'm reluctant to take that journey!
My Router details are...
ADSL2+Modem with Wireless G Adapter
Have you tried the following, it's the way I'm going next. Click or cut and paste this link...
At the first screen it will ask you for your 'Password' Don't type anything in just click the 'Submit' button.
On the bottom left side of the screen click on 'Firmware Update' Read what it says and perhaps you might want to give it a go, I am.
There was a 'Firmware Update' I downloaded and installed it. Next time I switch the PC on - tomorrow morning - fingers crossed it will work like a dream. I'll let you know then.
Hi Graphicool1! Looks like we are in this together - LOL
I have downloaded the firmware update but just one thing - it says on the guide to 'Be sure you have all your setting so you can input them later' - but I don't remember inputting anything?!?!
Installed, rebooted and back online!
Good luck with yours Graphicool1
"it says on the guide to 'Be sure you have all your setting so you can input them later"
I didn't see that, too late now! I too have done the deed and am back on line.
I'll post my results in the morning and hope that our mutual experiences are positive. G1
Before I switched my PC on this morning - it has to be said - I was dubious as to wether yesterday's, Belkin 'Firmware' update would make any difference to my situation! However, unless it's just a coincidence, my PC went on line, without any interaction from me. So on the face of it, the problem would seem to be sorted.
I'll leave this thread open, untill I see what happen's tomorrow. All things being equal I will close.
So, only one question, did the firmware solve your problem too Shortstop?
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