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Surfboard Cable Modem, 2 Netgear Routers, 1 Switch-Freq. IP Releases?

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Last response: in Networking
November 28, 2009 9:15:44 PM

Greetings, :D 

The Background?

I recently upgraded my network consisting of a Surfboard Cable Modem (SB5101) and a Netgear Wireless-G Router (WGR614 v.7) by adding a Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router (WNR1000) and a Netgear Prosafe 5-port 10/100 Desktop switch to the setup.

The Issue?

The issue involves the Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router (WNR1000) after about 30 minutes of online activity.

The Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router (WNR1000) resets itself, releases the reserved ip ( for my ethernet card on the laptop, and then automatically renews the reserved ip ( to the laptop.

The Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router (WNR1000) handles all of the wireless (2 wireless smartphones) and ethernet (1 laptop) duties with the Netgear Wireless-G Router (WGR614 v.7) wireless functions safely disabled.

The Netgear Wireless-G Router (WGR614 v.7) is only used for a connection to a Panasonic IP Cam (triggers on rare outside movement only) (wireless disabled) via a single ethernet cable.

The provider is comcast. :sarcastic: 

I have configured a network similar to this in the past (years ago) with a Linksys Router, Dlink Switch, and the Surfboard Cable Modem (SB5101).

The firmware on all of the aformentioned devices is current.

I use opendns servers instead of the default comcast dns servers. ;) 

The question?

Can the Netgear Prosafe 5-port 10/100 Desktop switch handle all of the bandwidth for the network?

Any advice, comments, or suggestions are appreciated.


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December 1, 2009 2:26:37 AM

Those netgear N routers go bad a lot. If it's resetting itself it's an internal issue. I watched a guys go and it just eventually kept rebooting itself.

If it's getting cluttered up, it will just slow all traffic to a trickle. Rebooting is a board issue of some kind.
December 11, 2009 2:09:00 AM


I decided to dump the switch for now and just plug everything into the N router for the time being.

No worries.