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Losing connectivity every couple of hours, modem or router?

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September 19, 2012 3:09:44 AM

Hey guys,

I have an issue with my current network where every couple of hours I will lose my connectivity and it will not come back unless I do a power cycle on my router/modem. I originally thought the issue was with my router, however I'm beginning to think it's an issue involving the modem. I've tried two different routers and this happens on both. My main router is a D-Link WBR-1310 (crap I know but it was free) and has lasted for years, and my modem is a Toshiba PCX2500 from Time Warner Cable. The second router I used to test this was an older Linksys BEFW11S4. I was going to replace my router, but when I saw that both of them reset after a few hours (today was only 5, last night it was connected for over 8 hours as I slept). I ran an IPCONFIG /ALL when I was connected with internet and when I was connected without and the only three changes were:


IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100(Preferred)
Changed to:
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.122.205(Preferred)


Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Changed to :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
(DHCP Server Didnt even show)


and also

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Changed to:
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

If you need any more info let me know. Not sure if I should go to TWC for a new modem or just get a not so ancient or crappy router.

Thanks!


September 21, 2012 6:40:14 PM

Do you get outtages when directly connected to the modem?
September 22, 2012 12:22:04 AM

No it seems to hold it just fine when its just the modem. I just thought it was really weird that it happened with BOTH routers.
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