ADSL - Router connection problem
Posted on 2011-09-25
I have a problem making my ADSL connection (through DHCP) on a router on its first attempt in the morning.
The setup was on our office and we turn-off the router and the modem before we leave. Everything was working fine before until one day when we turned the devices on in the morning, the router couldn't get an IP address from the modem. We tried 3 different routers but none worked.
When we tried connecting the modem directly to the PC, it was able to get an IP address in about 2-3 seconds. We then connect the modem back to the router and it was able to get an IP address in about 5 mins. After this, even if we restart the modem/router it would work for the rest of the day.
Now, almost every time in the morning we have to do this process to make it work. i.e. connect the modem directly to the pc first before connecting it to the router to make it work. I said almost because there are days when we get lucky and it works when we first started them.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
P.S. We tried asking for assistance from our internet provider but they said that it should work by just setting the connection type to DHCP which we already did.