I have a very unusual problem going on with my Westell DSL modem which is noticed whenever my Compaq desktop pc is shutdown. In a nutshell, if the desktop pc is shut down, the internet gets knocked out. And, the only way of getting back onto the internet is powering back up the Compaq desktop pc, then, repowering the modem back on which allows the Internet light to come back on as well.
In terms of hookups, the DSL modem is interfaced with the WAN port of a Netgear N300 Wireless Router which interfaces with the onboard NIC or LAN port of the Compaq computer. The operating system is Windows XP Pro SP2.
I have thought about just leaving the pc powered on all the time, but, I was not sure how safe that would be especially when I am not at home.
If someone could get back with me regarding this concern, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any attention and shared insights given to this rather unusual problem.