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Home LAN Router Lock-ups - Why ?

By bornas ·
I cannot get a new Internet service at 3Mbps to run without daily lockups on my home LAN. Specifically I experience locks-ups on the router requiring it to be reset. Often upon release renew I get 0.0.0.0 from dhcp only leading me to try again. I have tried both a Linksys DSL unit and an lower-end Hawking. The incoming signal is an ethernet line from the new 3Mbps ISP.

I still have my older reliable broadband service that consistently runs fine at around 1-2Mbps (one way). Both the Hawking and Linksys routers run just fine on the older ISP. No lockups, ever. This older broadband service comes into the home via a cable-broadband modem.

Any thoughts about the cause? delay/latency factors downstream? After retrying enough times on my own or with the new ISP's service techs it does work. Then... the problem repeats.

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by eBob In reply to Home LAN Router Lock-ups ...

The first thing I would do is get the latest patch from LinkSYS. Then if this does not resolve the problem, pass it back to LinkSYS tech support. They have likely seen this, and it is their interest to help resolve the problem.

It has been my sadexperience that the techs at the cable company (and most DSL providers) are not exactly at the "top of the game" when it comes to supporting CPE (customer premises equipment).

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by bornas In reply to Home LAN Router Lock-ups ...

Sept 16 update/closure: this problem kept happening daily and I made no change to the home router or lan, but after a 12 hour outage over a week ago the problem now appears to be cleared-up altogether. the ISP reloaded and refreshed all their routers.
It sure would be great to understand the what specifically needed to be reloaded.

The little Hawking router (and the Linksys)work just fine now with no changes made.

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