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 Post subject: Did i fry my router?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:19 pm 
8086
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Hey All

So, configuring my new computer today for Azureus, i went to enable port fowarding in my router. After enabling the port, i clicked "save", and then "reboot" so the "settings could take effect". After every reboot, it refreshes the IP i guess, and it was set on Dynamic IP, as i have had it for the 3-4 years i've had it.

After rebooting, it fails to renew the IP. I reset the router, wiping the memory, thinking maybe i hit the wrong button. Still nothing. Multiple tries and it still cannot get a IP address. It connected my computer itself to the modem and i was able to get online. So to try again, i connected the router back to the modem, and i was able to load ~LINK BROKEN BY MANAGEMENT~, once. Right afterwards, the "cable" led starts to flash on my modem, meaning that there is a connection but it is still "registering/verifying" (according to the manual) . From this point on, i have not been able to load a single internet page but i can access the other computers in my network. I could also access 192.168.0.1, but that does nothing for me.

Here, i thought the cable modem/network was denying an IP to my router, but a quick check proved otherwise.

So i leave the router off, and connect directly to the modem for half a day. I go back and hope that somehow time has fixed it. Nope, even worse, now i cannot even access the router. I use "repair connection" in Windows XP, but it doesnt fix it. THe other computers cannot see me either.

The main question: Is it safe to say the router is useless (warranty expired anways)?

Basics:
Windows XP pro Sp2
Router- D Link DI-704
Modem- Toshiba cable modem
Connection- Road Runner NYC


One last thing, i've kept the router next to the base heater in this room for the last 3 years, did the heat fry it? I dont even think i turned the heat on today actually. And the thermostat is never above 70 anyways.

Victor


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:56 pm 
Coppermine
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Start at Layer 1, one step at a time.

-Did you test the cable that connects the router to the cable modem?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:15 am 
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also perform a power cycle on the router. unplug the plug that goes from the router to the wall outlet and leave it off for like 10min. then put the plug back and see if that helps.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:38 am 
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There is a reset button that you press with a paperclip or similar. This is from the DI-704 users manual. You'll have to reconfigure your router afterward:

To reset system settings to factory defaults, please follow the steps:
1. Power off the device,
2. Press the reset button and hold,
3. Power on the device,
4. Keep the button pressed about 5 seconds,
5. Release the button,
6. Watch the M1 and M2 LEDs, they will flash 8 times and then
M1 flash once per second.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:46 pm 
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Hey all,

Ive tried all your suggestions prior to my first posting, but alas, the router refuses to work. So i just went out and used the best buy gift card i recieved for christmas and bought a 20$ D-link today. I figure i needed wireless soon anyways. So thanks for your suggestions and help.

As of this posting, my computer is connected to the net on my new router.
Now, if i the older router is fixed somehow, perhaps i could daisy chain them for a 7 port network.... now that would be interesting.

Victor


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