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ottsy

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#1 14 years ago

thought i'd see if anyone can give me a hand here..i had, until recently, a network set up at home. i was using a US robotics router, with a PPPOE connection. for some reason it quit on me a couple of days ago. i can still connect to the router, i can still connect to other comps thru the router, but i can not connect to the internet from the router. the isp has not changed in anyway (that i know of--i can still connect the old fashioned way.) does anyone have any suggestions? should i provide more info? any help would be greatly appreciated!




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#2 14 years ago

If literally nothing has changes it might be possible that you're uplink port is pootched. Although I've never seen a router malfunction only slightly, like most eletronics they like to break all the way.

Can you still RMA it?




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#3 14 years ago
KillorLiveMy friends router did the same thing. He bought a D-Link (don't laugh) router since and hasn't had it happen in the last year of owning it.

DLink is a very dece. . . BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. . . .

I miss the days when I looked down on Routers in general and sweared by switches.

Now I can't afford them.




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#4 14 years ago
KillorLiveWell, his router has worked out for him. Weird considering my other friend has been burned by D-Link twice. Once his NIC almost burned down the entire house, it melted the case and some nearby carpet, and the second time his router blew up. Right now I'm just using a switch, but I'd like to get a router when I get a little scratch.

I've seen a few melted printers in my time but never routhers. Interesting!

Actually I've found routers to have really improved in recent years. I used to live the switches because they were all hardware, but the routers have really closed the gap with their competative prices and options.

I picked up a Linksys 6 port for my brother for $20 at Future shop after rebate.




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#5 14 years ago

i'm not too sure what RMA means...explanation? thanks for the help so far. i can still log into the router and change the settings. i've reset it to defaults, unplugged it for a while...just about everything.




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#6 14 years ago

well now its working...banging things harder than a screen door in a hurricane really does work!




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#7 14 years ago

RMA is when you contact the manufacturer, give them the product number, the serial number, and they send you an RMA number. You package the defective product up, write that number on it, and mail it to them.

A few weeks later you recieve a brand new product in the mail.