USR8003 Router Connection Issues

By exero
Dec 21, 2005
  1. 3 days ago I bought a USR8003 router for my cable modem, everything was perfect, until the next day when I found myself without connection, I had to disconnect and connect the router again in order to restore the network. Im not sure where to start to solve the problem besides asking here.

    I have comcast broadband, and without the router connected the internet never disconnects, so im pretty sure its the router. I have 2 computers hooked up to it, and they both have different IP's when i check IPconfig.

    Router Link:

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does your router have the latest firmware installed?

    When the disconnection occurs, is the router still operable? (Can you access the setup pages?)

    Did you configure the router to reconnect automatically and never disconnect?
  3. exero

    exero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Ok thanks, I upgraded firmware, and also set up the static IP settings, and it seems to be working better. I looked in the event viewer and found the error:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Dhcp
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1002
    Date: 12/22/2005
    Time: 1:41:58 PM
    User: N/A
    The IP address lease for the Network Card with network address 0013D4BE16F8 has been denied by the DHCP server (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at

    -Once i set up the static IP for both the two computers, the error nor the problem has shown up again. Hopefully its working now.

    EDIT: I also had another question, i was looking through the router settings and saw the "Remaining Lease Time", what exactly is this? Thank you!
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The lease time is the amount of time the IP address assigned via DHCP "belongs" to a client. If the client has not renewed its lease, then the IP address is put back to the free addresses pool. Usually the computers try to renew their leases after half of the time has passed. The attempts get more desperate and frequent as the lease end time gets closer.
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