Linksys BEFSX41 DHCP?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Aim High, Sep 5, 2004.

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    Aim High Guest

    BlankI have the above Linksys B standard router attached to first one and
    then two XP computers. They are hard wired. It seems that at irregular
    intervals from every few hours to every few days I have to release and renew
    the dhcp in the router and then I get right back on. I use comcast for my
    cable connection. Does anyone have a way to tell if it is a defective router
    or a comcast issue?

    Thanx in advance
    Aim High, Sep 5, 2004
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    jason2 Guest

    I have a Linksys BEFSR41 I connected to my cable modem about a year and a
    half ago. I have connected and disconnected computers, other routers and a
    hubs. Always, as soon as I open IE I get online (Cox). I am always
    connected to the other computer on my LAN with any othter computer on my
    lan. In other words, It words like it's supposed to work.
    jason2, Sep 5, 2004
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    DennisC Guest

    More than likely it is a Comcast issue. Considering the router will
    renew the dhcp lease I doubt it is a defective router. I am on Cox
    Cable and when I installed it there were similar problems. They issued
    a computer name, i.e. cx-1234a. I finally tried assigning that name to
    the router and it has worked fine ever since. Usually a dhcp server does
    not require a name. If Comcast issued a similar name you could try

    After time passes and you go through the release/renew process
    a few times the dhcp server should begin to work properly.
    You also could try calling tech support. I don't know if comcast
    supports routers or not. If they do, give them a call.

    P.s. I am considering a move to a comcast area so this problem
    interests me. Let me know in a repost how it turned out.

    DennisC, Sep 5, 2004
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    Aim High Guest

    Thanks Dennis. I will soon call Comcast as this has gone on for at least 6
    months now. Watch thread and I'll keep you filled in.

    Aim High
    Aim High, Sep 5, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    I've used most of them lynksys, hawking, dlink and netgear. Every router
    i've used has busted completely in 6 months or less. I've stopped buying
    routers as none of them work. Take it from there.
    Guest, Sep 5, 2004
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    Aim High Guest

    Thanks for input Plenty. I suppose that just hasn't been my experience
    especially with Linksys. I have only ever had to replace one and I do this
    for a living. I wonder why you are having such trouble! Do you use a good
    surge suppressor?

    Aim High, Sep 5, 2004
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    Aim High Guest

    Just has to be Comcast I am starting to figure!

    Aim High, Sep 5, 2004
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    pcbutts1, Sep 6, 2004
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    Go to and download the firmware update for your router.
    pcbutts1, Sep 6, 2004
  10. I have a Linksys BEFSR11 that was flaky. Worked, but it would lock up if
    there were no computers powered up on the LAN side.

    I have an SMC Barricade which replaced it, and ran with few problems until
    about March of 2003 (two years). Alas, I mis-diagnosed the fault, and
    thought it was dead; replaced it.

    I have a Netgear FR114P, the replacement for the above Barricade. Running
    for the last year and a half, or so.

    Since that time, I have found out that the Barricade still lives, and the
    most recent firmware seems to have cured the Linksys flakyness.

    I can't say what your problem is. I've never heard of anybody having that
    kind of luck; with routers.
    Norman Miller, Sep 6, 2004
  11. Comcast has inherited the old ATTBI network, much of which was originally
    "@Home" broadband. I think my brother-in-law needed to enter a network
    assigned computer name in the router. Something that somebody else mentioned
    that their ISP does require. Time to call Comcast.
    Norman Miller, Sep 6, 2004
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    Aim High Guest

    First thing now in the AM.. Think I have the latest firmware too but I'll
    check to be sure.

    Aim High, Sep 6, 2004
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    Fan Guest

    I have had very poor luck with the Linksys brand. After returning
    several different pieces from several different systems, I stopped
    buying them. I now use dLink almost all the time.

    I have had some defective units, but a very small percentage. I wish
    that my personal one would break so I could have an excuse to replace
    it with a newer model, lol.
    Fan, Sep 9, 2004
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    Aim High Guest

    Hey Folks. Well I finally broke down and bought a new wireless G router from
    Linksys and the problem is gone. Just thought I would let you all know.
    Thanks again for all your help.

    Aim High, Sep 20, 2004
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