Belkin router stopped working via virgin surfboard

  xxmikeyb1 21:14 PM 09 Mar 11

hi there. for well over a year I have used a Belkin f5d8326-4 v3 wireless router to plug into my surfboard sb5100 cable modem. With generic dynamic setting in the Belkin router it instantly connected to the internet through the surfboard and has never had a problem.

today however the usually blue modem light on the front of the Belkin is now flashing orange. if I unplug my PC from the Belkin and whack it straight into the surfboard. I connect to the net just fine. I can also access the Belkin by plugging it in to the pc and entering the default (from what I can gather its not filling in its wan dns infos when plugged into the surfboard)

I have tried multiple resets and powering on and off of modem and router to no avail. for some reason they are no longer on speaking terms.

I am unable to remove the surfboard from the equation and just use the belkin coz the surfboard is connected to cable broadband via a coax connection and the belkin has only its trusty ethernet hole

does anyone have any ideas as to how I can rectify this prob

  mgmcc 08:30 AM 10 Mar 11

It sounds as though there is a hardware failure with the Router. Contact Belkin tech support and see what they say; they may offer to replace it.

  xxmikeyb1 17:20 PM 10 Mar 11

thanks for the response. will send in a request with belkin now and update with the result )

  xxmikeyb1 22:28 PM 10 Mar 11

cheers mgmcc i seems Belkin agree with your diagnosis they just got back to me with this

Dear Customer,

Thank you for writing back to Belkin Technical Support.

I understand your concern on the product F5D8236 v3000 .Based on my understanding of the issue, I would like to inform you that the router is suspected to be faulty. Please contact the link below to get the router replaced.

Please find the link given below to replace the unit, if you are based in US or Canada:
click here

If you are based in a different geographical location, please get back to us with with the following details for replacement:

1) First and last name.
2) Phone number and alternate phone number.
3) Email address and alternate email address.
4) Complete shipping address
5) Serial number of the product

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