I am having a problem with a new network I set up. It is a linksys wired router connected to a static IP through a SDSL modem. The DHCP is disabled, and the two computers and the print server have also been assigned static IPs.
The problem I am having is that the linksys router will work find, and then go offline. The linksys router will no longer be pingable internally. Unplugging the router from the power briefly then plugging it back in resolves the problem temporarily. Sometimes it will become unresponsive again within 30 seconds to a minute, however other times it will go days without this problem occuring.
I thought it might be a defective router, however I took it back and got a replacement, however this is continuing to occur, so it must be something else. The two computers are Windows XP with static IPs set to 10.88.102.xxx as well as the print server. and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. The gateway has the IP 10.88.102.1. The mask is set as the same on the router side. The DNS server IPs are the ones given by the ISP and are defined in both the client TCP properties and on the router.