Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:
> You have to go carefully over the Router's menu.
> Both WAM and LAN configurations might have entries with names like Auto
> Renew connection/IP, Keep always alive, or setting for lease time of
> IPs, make sure that hey are set to provide the longest time.
> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
>> It sounds like either the router or the pc are not able to renew the
>> lease for their IP address when the lease expires. Have you tried just
>> rebooting the computer when you get the error? When you get the error
>> can you access the router setup from the pc?
>> Kerry Brown
>> MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
>> "j lunis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Vista Home Premium
>>> Every 2-3 days I lose my internet access - get a browser message
>>> 'this page can not be displayed' and email fails. I have learned I
>>> can unplug my cable modem and router for about 1-2 minutes, plug the
>>> modem in, plug the router in, and access is restored. It works, but
>>> is annoying. Any ideas on the cause and how to resolve the problem?
>>> PC and modem are plugged in to the router.
Well, I think I have learned quite a bit.
Went through the router menu and I see no such entries. Closest I can
come is "Advertisement period" under UPnP. Is that relevant?
I also have an 'Idle timeout' option but this is only available if a
login is required (it is not). Just for kicks, I changed to "Login
Required,' changed the timeout period to 0 (it was 5), applied.
Coincidentally or not, I lost the internet connection.
Tried Kerry's idea of
trying to access the modem menu - I could.
rebooting the PC - I did but the internet connection was still lost.
Whether it matters or not, when I started my browser, I was prompted
for my router username/password.
still had to unplug and reconnect the router and cable modem.
Netgear WGR614 v6. FWIW, the manual for the router shows a screen with
a 'renew button' but I have no such option on that same screen in the
actual router menu. And, I have the most recent firmware.