Routers are fun...

08/15/2007 10:42 pm
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for me to poop on!

2 summers ago my router fried, so I got a new one with wireless which I actually didn't need until I finally bought my laptop in Feb 07 (the wireless part I mean). Then last night out of no where I can't get anywhere on the Internet. Lights on the router look fine, lights on the modem look fine, so I'm like what. Power cycle the modem, nothing changes. Hit up the router web utility, looks ok. So power cycled router and maybe modem again. That gets me a router with a blinking power light and the wireless light unnormally off. This does not get my hopes up for a quick resolution.

I should also mention that both routers were Linksys and it was about midnight at this point. I didn't want to just go to bed because I have the support pager for work this week and didn't want to have to drive to work at 3 in the morning if I got paged. So I'm going back to the box looking for documentation, checking out the user guide on the install cd, not really getting anywhere. Luckily somewhere else in the condo complex thinks it's a good idea to not have any security on their router, so I was able to get online and try to look up some stuff too. Not that I found anything there, but at least now I could log in to work if I needed to.

Spent lunch at work today doing some more searching online, got some more ideas, got home and no dice. Light still blinking, can't update firmware cause can't ping the stupid thing. So I had to go buy a new one.

Now that I have the situation under control I can pretend that I might still actually try to fix the old one until one day I find it laying around and just toss it. Anyone have any ideas?

Also, in a somewhat related note, if my laptop sits on my desk 90% of the time about 2 ft away from the router, I might as well wire that sucker up and turn off the wireless right? I think so.
jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
08/15/2007 @ 11:01:50 PM
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You can plug it in and not turn off wireless.

The wireless portion of a D-Link router I had before stopped working, I had to send it in.
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jon.jpgJon - 2847 Posts
08/16/2007 @ 06:53:23 PM
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Was the power switch in the "on" position?
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newalex.jpgAlex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!
08/16/2007 @ 07:17:54 PM
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No, it was in the "I don't wanna" position.
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