Solved My D-Link DWA-142 router stopped working.

July 17, 2013 at 12:49:38
Specs: Windows 7
Running Windows XP - router stopped working - stopped blinking (communicating with DIR-625) Monday - had been working fine before that. Reinstalled driver (CD) and it blinked and connected me to Internet (via DIR-625) for about 30 seconds, and then stopped blinking (and working) and I lost my connection to the Internet. Is this situation repairable or do I have to replace the D-142 router? Help? (I'm writing from a different computer, as I cannot connect to the Internet with the computer with the DWA-142 to get on line)

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#1
July 17, 2013 at 13:04:08
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have you tried using the router directly connected to your PC with an ethernet cable without using the range booster? If the router still does not work in that scenario then I would say you need a new router.

It might first be a good idea to try new network cables before giving up on the router.


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#2
July 17, 2013 at 13:09:31
If I'm understanding this correctly, you have two routers in your LAN. One connected to the internet and the other connected to the first router. Now the second router has stopped working correctly.

Assuming I'm correct I'm going to suggest you click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Troubleshooting Wireless Issues” and go through the steps listed there. These steps work for any router really, I originally titled it "wireless" because I was addressing a wireless router issue.

If you go through the steps and it's still not working then you my have a broken router. If that's the case, I'm wondering if you really even need a router or if a small 4 or 5 ports switch (costing about $20 USD if you shop around) wouldn't do what you need. Unless you have a specific need for a second router (ie: you require a separate subnet) then you should probably just get a switch and save yourself some $$$.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
July 17, 2013 at 13:53:09
Thanks so much, Phil . . . much obliged - I followed your suggestions (including a brand new Ethernet cable) and indications are that the router is the problem

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#4
July 17, 2013 at 14:02:22
Thanks, Curt, for your assistance. I clicked on your name but could not find your How To guide. I do need a router (the range booster) because of the distance (o/a 150') and thick walls between the sender (DIR-625) and receiver (DWA-142). I just paid (on eBay) $16 (USD) for a brand-new-never-been-used DWA-142 router (including S&H) with all sorts of guarantees, etc. I do, nonetheless, appreciate your time to reply and your suggestions.

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#5
July 18, 2013 at 07:23:13
Click on my name, scroll down and below Biography you'll see "Howto posts by Curt R" The guides in question are listed immediately below that title. Click on the recommended one and follow it.

I do need a router (the range booster)

Ahh....I didn't glean that info out of your original post. In fact, I just reread it and nowhere do you mention a booster.

I would follow phil22's advice and try hard wiring the downstream router to the first one with a network cable. 150' is well within the maximum segment length for a network cable.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
July 18, 2013 at 07:49:10
Thanks so much, Curt, for taking the time to write back - much appreciate it - I was able to find the How To links - and thanks for sharing. I hadn't mentioned the booster, not thinking it was that relevant at first, but now I recognize it may have been an important fact. I did follow Phil's suggestion and indeed, my problem is the DWA-142 router. Thanks, again, for your time and your help.

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