Strange router/Internet connection problem

By devonshire
Nov 13, 2012
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  1. I have an edimax br-6240wg wireless router. It started giving me real trouble - the computer will tell me a network cable is unplugged, tries to get a new ip address, and then almost immediately says a cable is unplugged, ad infinitum.
    Meanwhile, the wireless seems to work since other devices can connect to it, unless it'd during the time that my computer is being used and giving me all the cable unplugged problems.
    So to summarize: on my computer it won't work, but the wireless works for others, unless my computer is in use.
    I thought it may be the ethernet card that's the problem, but when I connect to the internet via a regular dsl modem, the internet works fine. So it doesn't seem to be the computer.
    I'm wondering if it's not a virus.
    Can you help?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Try factory resetting the router.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    If I'm reading this right, your PC is connected by cable to the router, correct? Try a different ethernet cable.
  4. devonshire

    devonshire TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I tried both those things. I know it makes no sense. I did a reset (pressing the reset button, is that it?) and I did change the cables. Tis a mystery to me...
  5. devonshire

    devonshire TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I just tried resetting it thru the reset function in the router settings themselves but the computer doesn't stay connected long enough to do it.
  6. Mamut0o1

    Mamut0o1 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Take a look at your DHCP scope, are there enough IP's to lease in the scope?
    Try plugging in a laptop with a new ethernet cable see if you can duplicate the problem with the laptop.

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