[SATLUG] OT: Router-related question

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 23:37:37 CST 2010

I can tell you from personal experience that TW cycles the same equipment
between customers (broken or not). Before I mess with your router, I would
replace the modem. Just take it in and tell them that it's bad. They will
exchange it for a new one. See if the behavior persists. I once had a
similar behavior and it had something to do with the splitter the install
tech had placed in the box outside. They sent a tech out and once he put in
the new splitter, the problem went away.

If the behavior persists, take the router out of the equation and hook up a
linux box directly to the modem. See if the box loses connectivity as well
or if it maintains it. If it maintains connectivity, the router may be the
issue and may need to be replaced. If it also loses connectivity, the
problem is most likely on the TWC side.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>wrote:

> My system is connected to a NetGear FVS318v3 VPN Router which in-turn is
> connected to a cable modem (service is through TWC).  The router seems to be
> 'losing' its connection (or at least the ability to communicate) with the
> cable modem (& hence the Internet) on a fairly regular basis.  This is true
> for any system plugged into the router (MS Windows or Linux).  I can
> re-establish my Internet connection if I reset the router (i.e., turn the
> power off & then back on).
> This is somewhat of a PITA, but at least the router is readily accessible.
>  However, my wife doesn't always know what to do to reset the connection,
> and she's getting frustrated (& so am I).  Also, my plans are to eventually
> relocate the router someplace where it won't be quite so easily accessible,
> so resetting it won't be quite so easy in the future.
> So I have 2 basic questions -- (1) Does anyone have any idea why this
> problem might be occurring, and (2)
> is there a command or something that I can send to the router to have it
> reset itself without having to manually power it down/up?
> TIA.
> Al Lesmerises
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