[SATLUG] OT: Router-related question

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Feb 10 10:00:14 CST 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-09 at 22:01 -0600, Alan Lesmerises wrote: 
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> >> So I have 2 basic questions -- (1) Does anyone have any idea why this 
> >> problem might be occurring, and (2)
> >>     
> > Al, this is hard to say, it could be the cable modem, or it could be the router.
> >   
> That seems to be the consensus -- I'll have to troubleshoot  them to be 
> sure which one's the problem.
> >> 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?
> >>     
> > Most routers run a web server on the first address of their subnet
> > (if your address is 192.168.0.xxx then try to put this into the web browser
> > URL field: You should get a login prompt (if you forgot the
> > login prompt you need to reset it by holding in the reset button for 5 secs,
> > and then you have to reprogram all settings different from the default settings).
> > After successful login you should look for a page that gives you the current 
> > status. One of the status items should be the DHCP connection to TWC. There
> > should be a button that says "DHCP RELEASE" or "DHCP RENEW". CLick on those
> > and see if this solves the problem. You may have to do it a couple of times.
> >
> > If this solves your problem, then most likely this is a TWC or a cable modem
> > issue and you need to talk to them to either fix their network or give you 
> > a new modem. 
> >
> > Hope that helps. -Borries
> >   
> I knew I could log into the router (to assign IP's, change firewall 
> settings, etc.), but I was hoping there was some sort of command string 
> that I could send to the router that would make it do the DHCP Renew (or 
> whatever) without having to log in, etc.  That way, if my wife was 
> having trouble, I could have her run a script to send the appropriate 
> command, and the connection would get reset.
> Al Lesmerises
you could always build a router and then write the script.  But I dont
think that most consumer routers will let you do stuff like that.


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