bouncing the modem/router

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Gary Wessle, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. Gary Wessle

    Gary Wessle Guest


    somethings I loose connection to the Internet, I unplug my
    modem/router and after a minute or 2 I plug it back in and wait a
    minute or 2 and all is fine. what did that do? do I have a low quality
    modem/router and if I buy a better one, it will not do that?

    can some one tell us please.

    Gary Wessle, Dec 24, 2006
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  2. Gary Wessle

    PeterD Guest

    yes, it is probably defective. I replaced two (different) routers in
    the last year for that same reason, but found a Linksys (Cisco) unit
    that works *much* better.

    I was actually thinking about having something (maybe a server) power
    down the router on a regular basis if the third router didn't fix the
    problem, but in the end it worked. (think X-10 with a small program to
    test connectivity, when it does a test of the Internet that fails,
    reset the router!)
    PeterD, Dec 24, 2006
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