[SATLUG] OT: Router-related question

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Feb 10 10:07:44 CST 2010


On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 10:00 -0600, redpill wrote: 
> 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: 192.168.0.1). 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.
> 
> Todd
> 
one more thing...are you sure you want other people to remotely run
arbitrary scripts on your gateway router?
Todd



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