Back when i first got Comcast internet, i had setup my account to have a static IP adress. All was well. I had a surfboard modem and a belkin 4 port router. The router runs off the WAN port than splits the connection off to my dads pc (XP) and my pc (XP).
About two months into having the connection, with no probs, lightning zapped my modem and my router. I replaced the router with the exact same model, and comcast issued me a RCA modem that i didnt want.
For good measure i replaced all the Cat5 cables and ethernet cards so it was all new and fresh. About 3 days later the problem began. 4 or 5 times a day, sometimes alot more, sometimes alot less, the internet cuts out.
The connection from the router shows active and well, yadda yadda. No internet. So i go over to the modem and router, and pull the power from both. Plug them back in and everything is cool.
Around the same time i got the new modem comcast started giving my dynamic ip's, and i think thats the problem. It seems almost like the modem doesnt renew, and the router gets locked up.
Well a tech comes out, oh boy, and gives me a new surfboard modem. Hey, i like this guy! He says he thinks the problem is the ip, and says to give it a few days and see what happens.
Three hours later, BAM! Locked up. This time i notice something, though. I cant log into my router. When i try to go to it (192.168.2.1) it never does anything but say cant be found.
Reset the power, bammo its all good. What i am wondering is if it could be the way my router is setup? Its set as dynamic, and uses DHCP. Ive tried it 100 different ways to no avail.
The only thing i havent tried is running the modem off the uplink port of the router, think that would help? Its important to note that comcast refuses to accept its their problem, and kindly tells me they dont offer static ip addy's anymore.....which i think its BS.
After 4 months of this im tired, and i need help. Ive been through another router also, just incase i got a defective. I'm positive its not fault of equippment.