Hi, i'm on Bell Sympatico with a Linksys WRT54GS v5 router. I am also using a speedstream 5200 modem which is connected to the router.
Now, my problem happens randomly, could be 4 times a day or once a week.
Randomly, my router drops the connection and about 30 seconds later the connection comes back online and my external ip has changed. This is really making me mad as i'm running a server with a site and its hooked to a domain, I have to update my domain everytime I want the site to work again.
In my opinion, it shouldn't be dropping the connection. This has happened now with 3 linksys routers and i'm definately sure there's something wrong with them.
I'm using PPPoE. Can any of you help me? And no dont tell me to use a dynamic IP service as I have bought my own domain name and I intend to use it.
I am having a similar problem. I am using a Linksys BEFCMU10 modem hooked to a Netgear WGR614v6 router with latest firmware. At random times the connection will drop for all PCs on the network, and I have to unplug it and plug it back in for it to restore the connection.
I am using WEP 64-bit and DHCP. Maximum amount of network clients is 1 wired PC, 3 wireless PCs, and a Wii.
While it isn't a particularly difficult inconvenience to fix, it can be an annoying one.
They should be under basic setup screens. The WAN side should have a status page. The LAN side (pc) should have it on the port settings. It is controled by a setting in the router. All of these are on timers.
It Could be that your ISP is re-booting their equipment, this will show up at around the same time every day.
If it's not you, you need to contact your ISP and complain. But you need to prove it not your equipment, like a direct connect modem to pc. If it drops like that it either the modem or the DSL line may be dropping low on load. It going to be hard to tie down.
Check to see if your ISP does any band width control. Some will know you off forcing you to re connect after a certain amount of data. Look closely at your routers logs. set it to log errors and warnings. This goes for all equipment you own.
Particurly if its random it going to be hard to track down. till you can reproduce the error.