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Hotel wifi network issues

Walked in on a hotel wifi network that has 1 modem and 8 routers/ap.  What is going on (I didn't set this network up orginially) is the internet is getting to the modem and then to the router fine.  But, when the Lan ports are pluged in the network is still avalible the the interet is dropped.  unplug the Lan lines, which are connected to the routers/AP and the internet is avalible again.  Where to start on this i don't know.  Thanks for any advice i can come by.

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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
when you disconnect the lan, make sure your laptop isn't automatically connecting to a differnt network.
How are you connecting the 8 router/AP units to the modem (which typically have only 1 ethernet port)?

Often, providers tie the connection to a single MAC address.

Sometimes you can just turn the modem off for half an hour and it will automatically tie the connection to a different MAC address, but often you need to call the provider's tech support and have them reset the connection to use a different MAC address (once you know which MAC address it is, you can use the router/AP's "clone" utility to present the proper MAC address).
Craig BeckCommented:
Wow I bet this is set up in a big daisy-chain!?

Do you have a picture of what you have and how it is connected?  The modem might be a 1-port router.  That's not uncommon so it may be that your router is actually routing.

Any make/models you can give us would be helpful.
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MuttertagAuthor Commented:
it is a mix of routers and I haven't gotten to see all of them.  But, my guess is that they are your typical 1 wan 4 lan port wireless routers.  I have done the unplug for 5 to 10 min thing.
I don't see where anyone said to unplug anything for 5 to 10 minutes.

What was it you unplugged for 5 to 10 min?
MuttertagAuthor Commented:
Hey that was it thank you
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