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Belkin Router loses connection after initial configuration

Hello,

I am trying to set up a home network with motorola cable modem and Belkin 4 port router (hardwired). My network is one w2k server and two w2k pro workstations. When I do the set-up as directed by instructions I can connect the first time. Then after a very short time ie < 2 min the connection shows disconnected. After this the only way I can reconnect is to reset router back to factory setting and repeating the set-up process. As a side question, is it worth the trouble to set up a router to protect the system, or use software (I had zonealarm pro before with two nics in server), this seemed to work. What are the advantages/disadvantages for the two methods.

Thanks,
Roger
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JFrederick29Commented:
You may want to try upgrading the firmware on the router to the latest or if the problem persists, take it back/replace it.

You are far better off using a hardware router for performance, security, and reliability (most of the time :)).  Relying on RRAS or ICS will do the job in most cases but is only as reliable/secure as the operating system is resides on.  You probably just have a bad router, simply replacing the router will most likely fix the problem.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
I agree..  this pts to a bad router.  For consumer grade, I would recommend Linksys or Netgear (little more expensive).  (I really don't have anything good to say about Belkin, although most of the time they do work fine..)

And you are so much better using a router for a LAN.  NAT will protect you from prying eyes, and using port forwarding on a router allows packets to be directed to a specific IP address, if you wish to run a webserver or want to RDP into your desktops..

FE
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Probably should have split this up with JF...    He did get here first, and I only agreed with his opinions...

(Don't get me wrong, I do thank you though..)
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JFrederick29Commented:
Thanks FE :)
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
NP JF..  I am going to ask someone from CS to come in and split them..
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rd_kellermanAuthor Commented:
Sorry, go ahead and split points.
Roger
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
rd..  Now, follow the instructions here to split these up...  Thanks..!!

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi19
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