Solved Newer router CISCO Linksys WRT310N not connecting

September 6, 2012 at 18:00:00
Specs: FEd12/A logic processor, Duotronic IIa/5096 gigaquads
A newer router that I got from a friend, a CISCO Linksys WRT310N, is not connecting to my XP computer via a CAT5e cable. It willconnect for about 5 to15 mins, then lose connectivity. Ihaven't tried with a faster CAT6, since my dog chewed through my other one,and I have yet to get a new one. I used an older NETGEAR B/G router and it worked fine. I no longer really care, BUT the faster wireless N speeds would help.
~oldie

P.S This is a non-internet connected stand-alone system.


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#1
September 6, 2012 at 18:54:45
If your computer is connected via CAT5 or CAT6 cable, the faster wireless N doesn't matter.
Are you sure, to lose the connection to the router, or is the router losing connection to the internet?

So when losing the connection, try to ping the routers ip address.
If this works, most likely the router lost the connection to the internet.
In that case, check the routers log.

Maybe the latest firmware for the router may help on that.


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#2
October 9, 2012 at 19:45:24
I said that this network is not internet connected. now here'z the weird part: the computer will ping the router, but can't ping/access my other computers. Also, when the router is asked for a client list, it shows no wired computers attached. The wireless works fine.
~oldie
P.S this isn't the 90's! the CAT5e/6 Is running gigabit speeds!

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#3
October 10, 2012 at 07:27:38
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I would start by resetting the router to factory defaults. Search the manufacturers website for the manual and follow it's directions on how to reset. Then, once it's reset, you should be able to connect to it and configure it without issue.

If it still loses connectivity I would try to quickly update the firmware on the router. But be warned, if the router loses connection or power during the process, it can permanently damange the unit and render it useless. Typically the firmware upgrade process takes less than 3 minutes so you should have plenty of time to upgrade it.

If a firmware upgrade doesn't fix the issue, the unit is no good and I would toss it out.

just FYI, Cat6 and Cat5/5e are all capable of 1000 Mbps (Gigabit) so six isn't actually "faster" than 5/5e

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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#4
October 11, 2012 at 19:17:43
thanx! i reset it to factory settings, and it "seems" to be working for now, but i'll keep an eye on it. I'm waiting for superWIFI gear to come out before I get a new router, anyhow. Look it up the march 2012 popular science magazine for more info. (pg. 22)
~oldie
P.S does any1 know about any good local LAN chat programs? i was just curious.

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#5
October 11, 2012 at 20:52:47
Good news. I would still check for, and install if you find one, a newer firmware on the router. If there is a newer firmware, doing it while the router is stable is the best idea.

As for local chat, I've setup "TeamSpeak" on one of my other computers. I have it setup so when my friend and I (he lives about 420 miles away) and I want to game together, we can chat while gaming without tieing up the telephone.

TS is free for private/personal use and I connect locally to the server through my LAN (I created a port forward for the external connection). I see no reason multiple people couldn't do so locally even though it's designed to be used across the internet.

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
October 15, 2012 at 12:28:30
I did a bunch of searching, but I can't seem to find new firmware for it. I'll keep looking, but it is disconnecting affter the 24hr timeout period. Not a problem, as I can reset the computers, but it gets annoying...

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#7
October 15, 2012 at 12:44:59
Try here:

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-ca/...

Click on the "downloads" tab in the middle of the page.

You'll need to know the revision you have on yours first. Should be on a label on the bottom of the unit.

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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#8
October 15, 2012 at 15:48:46
Maybe it is unrelated, but worth mentioning. My friend had a router for laptop, a Motorola from Rogers here in Canada. It worked without issue, then Rogers upgraded his service and gave him a new cisco router, but the tech they sent out was unable to get him connected to the router. After much head scratching I figured out his problem. I had to upgrade/update the NIC driver on his laptop. Once I updated the ethernet driver it worked fine with the new cisco router. I know this may not be your issue, but you never know....

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#9
October 16, 2012 at 07:12:22
here in Canada

Where in Canada?

I'm in AB

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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#10
October 27, 2012 at 15:55:52
Now it's gone crazy again. I can't keep the Ethernet connection open for more than 15 mins. again. I think it's heading for the bin. I'll just switch back to my old Netgear router for now. Thanks for the help, anyway!
~oldie

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