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#11866708 Dec 15, 2015 at 07:52 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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Well, This will sound better if said simply. About a year ago, my router took a dump, so I replaced it with a new Linksys dual band (the standard 2.4Ghz and the faster 5Ghz) router. It's in the front of the house.

Well the other day one of my printers stopped working and after investigation, I found I was disconnected from the network. So, I started tracing the Ethernet cable and found one of the four ports had failed on my Network bridge (I have a wireless segment in my home network). This bridge connects the rest of the house, including my man cave with the Xbox, TiVo, security system, and A/V receiver. Before it gets to the back room there's the NAS storage system which has all the files I've amassed over the years (documents, tax records, family pictures).

Well, this bridge needs to be replaced ASAP. I go to Linksys.com and start looking for a new bridge. They're not there. I start reading about the new products they have and discovered that the Range Extender can also act as a bridge. I found one with the 4 ports that I need for the home office and got one on sale at my local Bust Buy store.

The great thing about upgrading is that this new bridge has the dual bands that my router uses. Oh boy, now my throughput is faster than ever. Oh joy. :)

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#11913152 Jan 02, 2016 at 03:00 AM · Edited 4 years ago
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Had some more net problems this time the PC's fault. It's cut out a few times claiming that it can't find any connections even though there are a lot of them listed... Anyone hear of this problem?
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#11914597 Jan 02, 2016 at 04:31 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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#11913152 Falconer wrote:

....Anyone hear of this problem?

Sure. Wireless network adapters can be flakey at times. Sometimes the OS is partly to blame as well. A reboot usually does the trick.

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Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11915706 Jan 03, 2016 at 03:35 AM · Edited 4 years ago
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#11914597 Masiv wrote:

#11913152 Falconer wrote:

....Anyone hear of this problem?

Sure. Wireless network adapters can be flakey at times. Sometimes the OS is partly to blame as well. A reboot usually does the trick.


Oddly it happens around 3AM. Scares the heck out'a me cause I can't afford anything new atm. I will restart the Laptop next time!
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#11923063 Jan 05, 2016 at 12:17 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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Has anyone heard of MoCA technology or MoCA over Coax? MoCA is an industry standard technology for the connected home. MoCA technology runs over the existing in-home coaxial cabling, enabling whole-home distribution of high definition video and content.



A MoCA network is broadcasted roughly between 500MHz and 1.5GHz (1500MHz). The technology is designed so that it does not interfere with the broadcasts of traditional cable TV service. If you have a coax cable in a room but no internet, you can have internet in that room via MoCA.



I am posting this info because internet needs to be available in a room you need it in. I just installed MoCA in my home and I now have internet in every room that has a cable TV line. I've read stories about people struggling to extend their home network throughout the home with varying results. The second floor is a problem, dead spots and out of range Wi-Fi is a problem, Internet over power lines is not reliable, running Ethernet lines all over is not always possible. MoCA may be the answer to your networking problems. It requires a MoCA adapter to get your network on the cable and either a MoCA enabled device or another MoCA adapter to pull the signal off and onto your device (PC or game console).

Watch this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ChUVuJ-65M

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11923229 Jan 05, 2016 at 01:18 PM
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#11923063 Masiv wrote:

(working on this. check back)
Has anyone heard of MoCa technology or MoCa over Coax?



Nope never heard of it. Good idea for this thread btw.
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#11945914 Jan 12, 2016 at 08:09 AM
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I'm sick to death of this. At least once a day my modem cuts out for a minuet or two.
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#11946170 Jan 12, 2016 at 09:36 AM
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#11945914 Falconer wrote:

I'm sick to death of this. At least once a day my modem cuts out for a minuet or two.

Your modem? Or is the interruption from outside your home? It may be hard to tell sometimes. If you recycle the power to the modem, will it last all day?

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11946192 Jan 12, 2016 at 09:42 AM
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#11946170 Masiv wrote:

#11945914 Falconer wrote:

I'm sick to death of this. At least once a day my modem cuts out for a minuet or two.

Your modem? Or is the interruption from outside your home? It may be hard to tell sometimes. If you recycle the power to the modem, will it last all day?


Don't know. What do you mean recycle?
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#11946239 Jan 12, 2016 at 09:59 AM
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#11946192 Falconer wrote:

Don't know. What do you mean recycle?

Unplug the power from the modem, then wait 30 to 45 seconds, then plug it back it. It will reboot itself and reconnect to your service. It may last all day. It may last for weeks or longer.

If it doesn't help, call your service provider and see it they are having interruptions. Well they come check the line? A couple of years ago I had cable damage from squirrels.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11946268 Jan 12, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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#11946239 Masiv wrote:

#11946192 Falconer wrote:

Don't know. What do you mean recycle?

Unplug the power from the modem, then wait 30 to 45 seconds, then plug it back it. It will reboot itself and reconnect to your service. It may last all day. It may last for weeks or longer.

If it doesn't help, call your service provider and see it they are having interruptions. Well they come check the line? A couple of years ago I had cable damage from squirrels.


Yes recycling has helped. Oddly enough sometimes it comes back on if I turn off the PC off a few minuets.

Yeah we have a website we can check for outages it's not always up to date from what I've read.
servicestatus.telstra.com
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#11962038 Jan 16, 2016 at 02:37 PM
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My network just cut out 2 times in quick succession :(

I've got a T-Gateway Max.
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#11966689 Jan 18, 2016 at 01:21 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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I took these shots of my modems page the last crash a few moments ago. Please help it is happening more frequently now and I don't trust my ISP tech support!



I think I'll log off for the night I'm sick to tears of this bloody problem,
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#11967791 Jan 18, 2016 at 09:34 AM
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I'm so sorry you are having these connection problems. It can be really hard to find sometimes. I've had modem problems also. The last time, it started failing and I had to replace it with a new one. (I rent the cable modem from my provider, but I own the Wi-Fi modem that runs the network.)

I don't know your setup, but try this; power everything down, all devices that connect to the network. If you have a cable modem, disconnect the coax cable. Wait 2 to 3 minutes and power everything back up starting with the cable modem (if present), then the Wi-Fi modem that all devices connect to. Give it a few minutes for everything to boot and connect. Try using your PC and console as usual. Give it some time to work correctly or start disconnecting again. Post your results here.

If it starts disconnecting again (hope not), you may want to start thinking about replacing the modem. Call your local store and ask about the return policy for a new modem (in case the new one doesn't fix it). Anyway, go slow, write down what you have tried, eliminate the possibilities one by one.

"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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#11968556 Jan 18, 2016 at 01:29 PM
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It's a fairly new modem and it's getting worse by cutting out more frequently :( I've changed the splitter to see if that is the problem.
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#11972701 Jan 19, 2016 at 03:38 PM
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So far so good! It might have been the splitter, because my mother says that the phone line has also become clearer since I changed it :) Hallelujah!
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#11977732 Jan 20, 2016 at 11:30 PM
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It played up again. I don't understand?
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#11977913 Jan 21, 2016 at 01:22 AM
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I rang up Telstra Support and I'm getting a new free modem! Every time my modem is plugged in my phone gets static. So for some reason that means that there is something wrong with my modem.
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#11984705 Jan 23, 2016 at 01:35 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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So it started to play up again, twice in quick succession. Instead of listening to my ISP and waiting I decided to unplug the phone and the modem started working! For obvious reasons I'm not getting my hopes up, but I was hoping that someone could tell me what this means?

Oh it's plugged straight into the wall no filter (I meant filter in the other post btw I got them mixed up).
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#11985482 Jan 23, 2016 at 09:21 AM
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#11984705 Falconer wrote:

....Instead of listening to my ISP and waiting I decided to unplug the phone and the modem started working!....but I was hoping that someone could tell me what this means?

So the phone on that line (with a splitter) is causing the problem. OK, three options.

  1. Unplug the phone when you're online (mom won't like this one).
  2. Get a second phone line (this might not be as expensive as you think. Check).
  3. Take mom to the cell phone store. She gets her own cell phone (what games does she like?).


"Play is the highest form of research, a chance to discover who we are, or maybe who we want to become." - Albert Einstein
Those who play games know why they do. To discover worlds, to challenge our fingers, and our minds. To connect with friends, or maybe just to escape.
Games are about possibilities, the paths we take as well as the ones we don't.
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