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nethkhar

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Hi everyone,

I have a problem with my network, I have a dsl504 router that used to work perfectly. It just stopped working about a month ago and I've been trying to sort it out ever since.

I've changed the cable, tried 2 other network cards, done the winsockfix thing, tried the ipconfig thing. I've read through lots of forums to try to resolve this problem and just keep hitting a brick wall. So I'm now trying this.

My system is xp pro sp2, I'm using a realtek family ethernet card, with the dsl504 wired router. When trying to repair all i get is the message alot of other people get saying low or no connectivity.

I have tried to chage the ip address manually and get a message saying there's a conflict, which I'm assuming is the speedtouch modem I'm having to use instead of the router.

I have tried all I know and I am now assuming that the router is damaged even though everything seems ok there. The status light flashes constantly but I believe thats supposed to happen.

Is there anything else I can try or any way of knowing that it's the router that's broke and not the computer connections??

Thanks for any help.

Nethie.
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Hi,

What network Protocol does your ISP use? (DHCP,MAC,PPPoE,PPPoA)

Have you asked your ISP what the best set up is for your router?
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My Isp won't help me because the router isn't part of the contract. They gave me the modem I'm using so their equipment works. lol. I bought the router off ebay about 18 months ago and I've had no problem with it till now.

From memory I'm almost 99% certain I set the router to use PPPoA.

Thank you for replying.

Nethie.
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Since your able to connect through the modem it leads me to believe your right, the router is a paper weight.

Have tried a hard reset of the router?
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Hi,

Yes I have tried a hard reset of the router, so I have to accept that it's died. :help: Thanks for your help. :whistling: All that's left now is the research for a new one, but wired are not easy to get now. :help: So more aggro in a different way :blink:.

Thanks again for trying.

Nethie
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