iPod Auto-Lock Shuts Down DSL Modem

Whitebox / Whitebox
April 4, 2009 at 10:02:01
Specs: Windows XP
I'm a home wireless novice so maybe I'm making a beginner mistake. But here goes ...

I got an iPod Touch and a Linksys WRT160N V2 router. I set it up and in general it works. But I notice that when I either turn the iPod off, or if I don't use my iPod for a few minutes and the auto-lock shuts it down to conserve battery power, the DSL modem then won't recieve any Internet. So the PC isn't getting any data either (the DSL completely won't recieve anything from upstream after the iPod turns off, so everybody in the house gets locked out) and whoever is using the computer gets pissed off at me since I'm the designated free tech support person around here. Sometimes restarting the iPod will make the DSL come back on but other times I have to reboot everything (first DSL, then router, then PC).

Any ideas about what I'm doing wrong, do I have my settings wrong or something? Thanks in advance.

gotgoatee ... at yahoo dot you know what.

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April 20, 2009 at 07:08:20
UPDATE -- I never did figure out exactly why this problem would happen. The DSL modem was a Speedstream 4100, made by Siemens, that I got with the AT&T Yahoo DSL package. At first I thought I might solve the problem with a firmware update of the modem, but I was running the last firmware version ( if I remember right). Siemens apparently is out of the DSL modem business now, so good luck trying to get any future incompatibilities fixed. I ended up just replacing the modem with AT&T's current one (Motorola 2210) and now the problem is gone.

gotgoatee ... at yahoo dot you know what.

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