Re: Belkin wireless router stops routing
From: Dave (compgeek_007_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 19 Dec 2003 10:34:58 -0800
Sounds like a DHCP problem. Possible that the router is not updating
its ip address?
Robotech_Master <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> I have a Belkin FSD-6231-4 wireless router. Into this router are
> plugged two machines: a 450 MHz Celeron 300A running Debian Linux at
> 450 megahertz and a 1.9 GHz Athlon 2600+ running Windows XP. There is
> one other machine on the home network via wireless: a Macintosh
> Wallstreet Powerbook 266, running OS X 10.2.
> Once a day, about as regular as clockwork, the Belkin router stops
> routing. It usually happens in the wee hours of the morning (though
> I've also had it happen when I'm away at work, which is annoying since
> I ssh into the home machine to check my email): I get up and come in
> to the computer to find all the terminal applications I had open from
> my Windows box to my Linux box are frozen, as are all outbound
> connections. The only way to get it started again is to power-cycle
> the Belkin router.
> The odd thing is, it never seemed to do this when just the Linux box,
> or even just the Linux box and the Mac, were on the network. But put
> more than one Mac on board, or the Mac and the Windows box, and the
> daily disconnections commence. I wonder if it has something to do
> with DHCP? Both the Linux and Windows boxes have static IPs (on the
> network, that is) and the Mac is supposed to, but sometimes I set it
> on the wrong profile and it hooks on via DHCP. I had read there was
> some sort of DHCP issue with the router with Windows (though I never
> could find exactly what it was), and that I was supposed to set DHCP
> to 24-hour lease to resolve it. I actually have the lease time set to
> forever at the moment, but I tried it on 24 for a while and it did not
> seem to abate the problem.
> Can anyone offer advice?