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Belkin wireless router keeps refreshing connection

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I have a Belkin_N1_Wireless_F74577 router. i am currently using it as a wired router - i have a cable motorola modem, under it is the router, and under that are all my home PCs. i seem to be experiencing wierd problems - the routers secutiry log says it gets an ip address from it default gateway (the cable modem) 4-5 times a day and this has been going on for 2 months now. regularly i dont mind that much, but when i use the connection for anything that must be consistent (skype, file sharing, online games etc.) the connection allways breaks when that refresh occurs. the security log looks like this:

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Thu Jan 1 00:02:17 2008
Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Thu Jan 1 02:48:12 1970
Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Thu Jan 1 10:31:45 1970
Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Thu Jan 1 15:12:59 1970
Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Thu Jan 1 21:15:17 1970

when the default gateway is
im not sure if its my router guilty for refreshing/disconnecting or the cable modem keeps disconnecting it...
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Cable and DSL providers will typically swap and allocate IP addresses as needed for various reasons pertaining to network traffic and usage. This means that if your connection isn't actually being used actively at the time then you might get reassigned a new IP.

If you have experienced times when you will lose a connection due to an IP address swap while amidst some active connection (I.e. you are on a Skype call or actively downloading something from the web) then it's definitely a bigger issue. In that case I would contact your ISP to see if they can shed any light about why that might be happening on their network and if there are any modem settings you can check out to see if there is a timeout that might be changed.

Your router may have a setting that allows for a periodic refresh of an IP but you'd have to do some research to determine that and you probably won't get much help from your ISP in that regard.

The last thing I can recommend, which may not even be applicable to your situation but would be helpful if you were hosting a server or something like that, is look into a www.no-ip.com account. They allow for a domain name to be automatically associated with a dynamic IP address like the one assigned by your provider. Good luck.
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