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local area network cable unplugged

By malc23
Mar 2, 2007
  1. Hi guys I still have this problem please help!
    I have 3 pcs(2 desktops & 1 laptop) Router Model no (XWL-11GRAR)
    I have an X-Micro Router (I sent the first one back, now on the second unit)
    x-micro also say there is no firmware to install for this unit its to new !
    PC1 & PC2 are hard wired into the router (both are O/S win2k AVG anti virus)
    The laptop is wireless (O/S win XP home & norton anti virus)
    Everything works fine until I shut down the laptop ,Then the trouble starts !
    A bubble appears bottom right , says (local area connection unplugged)
    This happens Every 60 Seconds (it Re-Connects & then disconnects )
    on both desktop pcs at the same time
    If I restart the laptop the connection is is then stable again on all 3 pcs
    This is what i have done so far
    sent the router back and recieved replacement (still no good)
    checks done are :-
    1,plug in pc1 (hard wired) result it disconnects then reconnects every 60secs
    2,plug in pc2 (hard wired) result it disconnects then reconnects every 60secs
    3,plug in laptop it works fine ok no problem !
    So this points to O/S or the anti virus system ON pc 1 & 2 being the problem ?
    but if it is ? why does every thing work correctly on pc 1 & 2 while ever the
    laptop is connected???? ive been trying to sort this out since xmas
    can any body help ?!
    please note, this bubble pops up every 60secs ! On PC 1 & 2 Even when the router is unplugged from the modem!!!
    please also note, That pc1 & pc2 work correctly when plugged directly into the modem and never disconnect
    SO as its Hard wired I would have thought it should still work (Just like an extention lead )? what can i do ?
    Does anyone out there have an X - MICRO ROUTER on Win 2K ?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,515   +336

    boy, this stinks! I would look for another manufacture's product!

    disconnecting one device should not effect the others on that same router -- EVER!

    (of course all others lose their print/file shares to the disconnected system :knock:)
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    OK. How about booting a CD Linux like Knoppix on one of the desktops? This way you can rule out any Windows software issues.

    Another thing to try - in the desktop network card settings, set the link speed and duplex manually to 10Mbit and half duplex.

    And another thing. Do a factory reset on the router. See how the desktops work. Start applying settings one by one and see which one makes it break. Only set up the wireless and the laptop last.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,754   +96

    Pickup a Buffalo High Power/High Speed Wireless Router, if you don't want headaches.. That's what I use two as WAP and I just go their Ethernet Converter for Wired devices to make them wireless that works wonderful. Where you don't want to run a wired like a Kitchen and want to watch streaming media...
     
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