How I can stabilize my cisco router performance
Posted on 2010-11-29
I have several home/office computers networked through a cisco router wrt 54G2 V1. Access to the internet is through a Comcast cable modem. About once out of every 3 or 4 months, something happens. Usually it seems that Comcast has gone down - I can still network within the house, but can't reach the internet, even when bypassing the router. Then, when that issue is finally resolved, it takes DAYS for me to stabilize the router. First, I need to reboot it about every hour. All the little Cisco wizards tell me very little, like: "acquiring network address". Finally, I get back on, only to have to reboot the entire procedure again, within an hour. Meanwhile, I can hook a cable directly from the router to my lead computer and I'm on. However, the other computers still can't access via wireless. This constant rebooting drives me crazy. Then finally, after several days, it magically begins to stay connected. Is there any way I can diagnose what is happening and "force" this router into consistency? I must warn you, I am not a techie!