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wireless network problem :(


wireless network problem :(

Hello, I have set up a wireless network, I am a novice with this and it's not reliable since it's down alot of the time.

I am using a "510 speedtouch modem" and a "us robotics wireless turbo router and access point". both of these devieces are connected to a computer via ethernet. The computer is running windows XP.

This computer allows the modem to connect indirectly to the router. every now and then the router stops responding even though it is still on and sometimes the router works but it is not actually allowing other computers to connect to the internet.

The only way to fix this problem is by restarting the router. I shouldn't have to be doing this, it happens every few hours.

Does anyone have any solution to this problem?

[Moderator note (by acarr) : Removed duplicate post]

wireless network problem :(

After you have re- booted and got your pc's connected
yould could try running the command : ipconfig/all on
each pc and collect the details. Then on each pc bring
up its LAN settings and enter the
IP details manually including Plusnets DNS servers.
You could then turn off the DHCP server function on the US
Robotics router and see if that helps.
Updating firmware also helps with these type of problems.

thank you

thank you for replying. I can't do the first option but I updated the router, it didn't make a difference.

I did ipconfig/all on the host computer and a networked computer (ethernet). Can you tell if anything is out of place?


Windows IP configuration

host name : host
Primary Dns Suffix :
Node Type : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled: Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: 3com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI TX MIC (3C905B-TX)
Physcial Address: 00-10-4B-B4-98-BA
Dhcp Enabled: No
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default gateway:

Ethernet adapter Local Area connection 10:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix lan
Description : Alcatel Speedtouch(tm) USB ADSL RFC1483
Physcial Address: 00-90-D0-5A-88-91
Dhcp enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled: yes
IP Address:
Subnet mask:
Defualt gateway:
DHCP server:
DNS Servers:
Lease Obtained: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:38:48 PM
Lease Expires: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 6:38:48 PM


Windows IP configuration

Host name: ANDREW
Primary DNS Suffix: k413
Node Type : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled: Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled: Yes
DNS Suffix search list: k413

Ethernet adapter Router:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family FAst Ethernet NIC
Physcial Address: 00-10-DC-C0-23-A4
Dhcp Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default gateway:
DHCP Server:
DNS Servers:
Lease Obtained: 14 January 2004 17:04:19
Lease Expires: 21 January 2004 17:04:19

wireless network problem :(

I automatically assumed that you were running the
510 as an ethernet modem connected to the US Robotics
router (USR) and all pc's connected via the USR which is not the case,assuming its down to the routers lack of ports etc as
there are no details given and assuming that the
only problem is the one of disconnection after a few hours.
The DHCP client configuration is set to time out after 2 hours
on the Speedtouch and seven days on the USR.
I would then go about trying to change this on both units.
The Speedtouch should have DHCP server and client
configurations, server address pools, server leases,
DHCP client time out, if you can gain access to these settings
in your Speedtouch config pages then change the values to stop
the time out .Then you could connect as before and keep DHCP on.
Similarly for the USR.
If setting manually then use the IP addresses but set Plusnets
DNS servers to & on your pc's as they would no longer be obtained via DHCP.