View Full Version : Router Stops working after 15 seconds when connected to modem

05-21-08, 06:17 PM
I have 2 routers, a D-link DGL 4300 and a crappy free zyxel router. My ISP is Roadrunner and i have a old Motorola surfboard modem. The D-link router has been RMA'd for the second time so far, so it's pretty much ruled out that the router is the problem. (i mean having 3 lemons seems statistically impossible)

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The zyxel router works without any problems whatsoever. But the D-Link router will work for 15 seconds and then dies. Like not just loses internet connection dies, but like you can't even access the setup utility (like going to the default gateway in firefox) But what's weird is that if i plug the router into the computer, but not into the modem it won't die and stays online with no problems. So it appears that somehow when the router and modem talk to eachother a problem arrises.

When i called Roadrunner, they said to disable the firewall on the router which ended up giving me about an extra minute before it died. but only the first time, then it reverted back to it's default 15-20 second lifetime.

any ideas?

05-21-08, 07:43 PM
Possibly bugs in D-link's software/firmware , sell it buy different brand/model.

05-21-08, 07:44 PM
no ideas on a fix then?

05-21-08, 08:50 PM
try to upload the latest firmware to the router and see if that reset the router to a more stable state. if this doesnt work you have to remember that these cheap devices are considered disposible for a reason...