Broadband - Does multiplexing settings of LLC or VCI have any bearing on whether theres a sync light or not on a linksys router?
Posted on 2006-06-03
I spent 4 hours and finally got this working .......... but Im wondering was it due to another reason ........ like is there a wiring issue in house (has a few extensions, look amateur wiring)
Maybe I should leave it, but Ive a feeling the client will be a calling and I want to know where to go with this.
Possibly one phone (a base unit) and a few others linked (not wired) to illimineate his wiring ............ I dunno.
What the ISP says
Set Encapsulation to 'PPPoE'
Set Multiplex to 'LLC'
Set VPI to '8' and VCI to '35'
- I set Multiplexing to VC and it works and only then did the sync light stop blinking.
>>>>>>>>>>>> this is me and Linksys having a chat.
Worded: Does multiplexing settings of LLC or VCI have any bearing on whether theres a sync light or not?
Worded: I spent hours and despite not using the settings of my ISP of LLC I swapped to VC and I got a sync light. Was this due to a coincidence or a router issue?
Alfred John (15580): I am not actually sure.
Alfred John (15580): It should have bearing but there are cases where the sync light is not that reliable.
Worded: I realise that sync lights can sometimes be unreliable in areas at times. Specifically though .......... back to my one question ......... Does multiplexing settings of LLC or VC have any bearing on whether I get a solid sync light or not? It blinked on LLC (what the ISP says it should be set to) and doesnt blink on VC. So my question to you is .....................
Alfred John (15580): Yes?
Worded: I spent 4 hours til 1am in a clients house figuring this out.
Alfred John (15580): The sync lights should only be stable oncea there is a valid connection.
Worded: so out of the box regardless of LLC or VC settings?
Worded: Valid connection - irrelevant of settings? Out of the box?
Alfred John (15580): Yes.
Alfred John (15580): Yes.
Worded: Ok why did the ISP modem always have a solid sync and the link sys one blink constantly til I swapped to VC?
Alfred John (15580): What do you mean?
Worded: I had a very basic ISP supplied router which had a solid sync light all the time. When I plugged in the Linksys it blinked at me all the time. Answer ......... change the settings on the linksys to VC and bingo. Go figure
Worded: I was there in total 4 hours.
Alfred John (15580): That is when you had a valid connection. It synced with the ISP already.
Worded: Ive another in another place BUT I didnt figure this and I had no ISP test modem there.
Alfred John (15580): I see.
Worded: So do you have to "Log ouT" swapping routers?
Worded: Please explain ...... Im really curious about this
Alfred John (15580): No. Just close the browser window. Save the settings if you did.
Worded: I dont trust this model of router to be honest.
Alfred John (15580): Okay.
Worded: I mean after taking one ISP supplied Netopia away I shouldnt have to wait hours for a sync after power on / off my linksys. And swap LLC And VC against the wishes of ISP
................ the conversation ends soon afterwards ...........