*HELP* Router Periodic Disconnection for a few seconds!!

By rwnewson
May 23, 2003
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  1. Help me please!! Anyone have this problem??

    My router is brand new - a D-Link DI-604 basic 4-port ethernet router. It works just fine sharing a Cable Internet connection with four computer in a network... except that every person experiences periodic disconnections several times a day! I have Windows 2000, and it will say "Network Cable Unplugged" and I will be disconnected all of a sudden, then after about 4 seconds it will go back up again. The cables are fine... the lights are always on okay... weird no?

    I'm not the greatest in computers so could someone help?? THANKS A MILLION!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    It doesn't look like a router crash, it should take more than 4 seconds to boot up..

    Cabling problems could be one reason. How long cables do you use? Did you crimp them yourself? Do the diconnects occur when using short cables or forcing the network speed to 10Mbps?

    And of course I can give you the default reply: is the router using the latest firmware?
  3. rwnewson

    rwnewson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I updated the firmware and now it works!!
    :-$
    Sorry for such a dumb question! I'm a mathematician not a computer scientist!
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    hehe, no problem. Its nice to see someone who actually gets his problem solved here :p
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Its not a dumb question anyway, i'd say that there are still some computer scientist/ programmer out there who are not familiar with computer hardware.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Agreed, there is no such thing as a dumb question. Whether or not you think it is dumb yourself, there is someone else out there who will benefit from you asking it. So dont' feel bad.
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