Trouble with network connections
I am not sure what to try next - I am thinking of replacing my cable modem. But I am getting ahead of myself.
Time Warner cable - Terayon TJ715 modem Have had this for years
Current router - D-Link DGL-4500 Just got this
PC HP Running windows 7 home premium Had this for about 9 months.
That is the basic setup and the problem occurs with only those 3 items connected.
I have a few other PC's I usually connect along with a new D-Link switch.
Normally, I am using two more of the connections on the router. One is a PC running windows xp connected and the other is a link to a downstream switch that has some more non-critical devices connected to it.(2 pc's, DirecTV swim, security DVR)
This DGL-4500 is the 3rd router that I have used and still the problem exists - so I am looking elsewhere now. I should have made that decision long ago, but I never really isolated it to one pc, the router and the modem. My 1st router was a Linksys wireless G hand-me-down. Next was a Cisco WRT160 wireless N that I got new.
My basic problem is that I loose all network capabilities. This can occur during periods of inactivity, or right in the middle of a browsing session. PC's can't get to the internet, and the wireless devices cannot either. Usually, I have to cycle the power to the router to get it resolved. Cycling power to the modem does not seem to work reliably.
My up time can range from just moments to days. Usually it is days, but it is not regular. I have tried different cables from the modem to the router, and from the router to the PC. I get a yellow X on my systray network icon.
Anyway, can anybody lend some advice on tracking this down, or should I just get another modem and try that?
What is a good recommended cable modem? What do I need to know to replace one?