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Stefanie Ploof <[log in to unmask]>
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Technology Discussion at UVM <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:18:46 -0500
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Harjit and David,

Thanks to you both for your suggestions!  I forgot to mention that I did
the firmware upgrade already.  I'll generate new keys, then resetting
router if that doesn't work, then referring to Linksys if nothing works.

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Dhaliwal, Harjit wrote:

> I have encountered many Linksys routers recently with hardware issues.
> Some have not worked directly out of the box.  Opened up one not too
> long ago and found bulging capacitors on the board.  In any case, try
> resetting the router, and do a firmware upgrade.
> Good luck.
> <!-- Harjit -->
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Stefanie Ploof
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:46 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: router oddity
> Hi all, I'm hoping that someone has experienced this problem and has
> advice for why the problem is happening...  Since UVM doesn't support
> home
> networking routers specifically and since the person I am helping is a
> retired UVM staff person, I'm posting this during my lunch time and hope
> you'll use free time to respond. :)
> I'm obligatorily helping someone who has Verizon DSL and a Linksys
> WRT54G
> v5 router capable of 802.11B/G.  The router is configured for PPPoE with
> WEP 128-bit encryption, and keys have been generated on his wireless
> machines to match the key generated by the router.  The Linksys router
> has
> been configured to be in a separate subnet from the DSL modem.
> For a reason that escapes me, any wired or wireless computer that use
> the
> router will periodically be dropped from network accessibility and be
> given a 169 address.  The only way to re-establish a network connection
> to
> the devices is to access the Linksys router web interface (the machines
> can still browse to the 192.168 router address, but no other addresses)
> and click on Save Settings.  No settings are misconfigured, just the
> action of resaving the settings regrants access to the network for all
> wired and wireless computers connected to the router.  If the router is
> removed from the equation and a computer is plugged in directly to the
> modem the computer never drops network connectivity.
> Since resetting the router would mean regenerating the keys for
> encryption
> he has not tried this yet, but if it's the only solution then he'll try
> it.  Does anyone have ideas why this is happening?  Defective router, or
> is this a settings issue?  If settings, what should he look at?  Verizon
> is unable to help with this problem because the router was purchased
> through a third party.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Stef