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Through substitution and lots of trial and error, I find that my router will not work with a wired connection, regardless of which computer , cables etc it is connected to. All computers work fine through wireless, or via bypassing the router. Have tried brand new cables, different ports etc. Have been over and over the network connection settings, networking wizard, internet connection. Everything.
The router drivers are up to date, has been reset to default. The indicator lamps on router show connection, as does the computer, (little exclaimation point turns to red X) IP address keeps showing as 169.xxxxx. (on all computers when connected via lan) DCHP is enabled on the router and all computers.
Connecting 2 computers via the cable at the same time results in neither one of them connecting also. All computers will also connect through the usb port on the rca cable modem.
Basically, I feel I either have a bad router, or have missed some very simple setting or something. The one constant of testing, substituting, retesting is that I cannot get the wired connection to work. period.
One other little fact, which makes me suspect bad router: Occasionally the connection will just start working again out of the clear blue, without me having done a thing. It stops just as mysteriously.
Before I go buy a new router, is there anything I should look further into, or perhaps a way to further test/troubleshoot the router?
The router is d-link 713p. I am on cable broadband. 2 of the computers are XP, one ME.
Oh, lastly, any wirless/router recommendations should I need a new one?
Edited by mequestion, 23 June 2007 - 01:18 AM.