December 2, 2005Please help with me solve this problem.. my girlfreinds mother is driving me NUTS!!!!!!!
Have two XP home PCs with wired ethernet
Have a Linksys Cable Modem (BEFCMU10)
Have a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G v5)
The router has the latest firmware
Ok when ever either of the computers are connected directly to the modem the internet works fine. When the router is placed in the setup, the internet works sometimes and other times it doesn't. I have changed the ip of the router to 192.168.121.1 so that there is no conflict with the modem. The cable company has checked their side and they said it is working fine. I brought my router over to the house and hooked it up with the same results. After a while of hitting iprelease and iprenew then refresh from the linksys panel, the internet starts working. Again it is random and I have found no pattern to it. To make this situation even stranger, when the internet is not working the lan is still working and I can connect to either computer through network neighborhood! I have Norton AV 2005 on both and they have both been updated and scanned. Have also ran pcpitstop, spyblaster, adaware, and spybot. I don't know where else to go with this thing. The router is a month old and the modem is alittle over three months old both plugged into a surgebar in the basement.
Any one have a clue as to what is going on?
Thanx in advance!