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Message started by dhowett on Mar 18th, 2007 at 9:54pm

Title: Router Problem on DW600
Post by dhowett on Mar 18th, 2007 at 9:54pm
I have been running a Directway Satellite internet connection from the Bahamas for about a year.  I am using a DW600 modem and a Netgear rangemax wireless router.  About once every day or two, I have to reset the router because of lock-up.  Does anyone have a recommendation of how to fix this problem or which router might work better with this system?

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by USN - Retired on Mar 19th, 2007 at 3:17am
Which is locking up? the router -- or the DW6000 ?

//greg//

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by dhowett on Mar 19th, 2007 at 12:11pm
The router is the only thing I need to reset.  I have tried two different wireless routers over the past year and both seem to have the same issue.  I have used these routers in the states on bothe DSL and Cable with little issue.

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by USN - Retired on Mar 19th, 2007 at 5:16pm
Well, I'm dirt poor when it comes to router advice. But unless you have a static IP address, perhaps the issue is with the router locking up when Hughes changes your dynamic IP address (?)

/greg//

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by HVYMTL on Mar 20th, 2007 at 1:46am
I've had similar issues with this lockup/re-boot problem. One was a D-link DI-774, it would require re-boot about 1 to 2 times a week. I had Linksys WRT54g that was stable, but uploading some open source firmware changed the same box to a unit that required re-boot once a week. This same Linksys/DD-wert router works fine on my Hughes and iDirect system but locked up on a cable internet service. My simple solution to avoid the problem & trying to figure it out- put it on a cheap, simple electric timer, set it to turn off & on once a day, which is about what I'm about to do with a cable modem that has locked up 2 days in a row now.

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by dhowett on Mar 21st, 2007 at 12:11pm
Interesting....I would be interested to know if anyone has a particular router mfg that never has had this issue on a satellite link.  I have had good luck with the Linksys WRT54g tied to a cable modem.  I have never had it lock up.  If I don't get any other input, I'll give the timer a try.

Dave

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by HVYMTL on Mar 22nd, 2007 at 12:17am
I have another std. WRT54 on the same cable service and it works fine with std. firmware. As I said, the cable modem locked up  for 2 days each night, yesterday was fine, but it just appears to be a simple solution to automatically reboot them once a day, put all your problem equipment on it and forget about it. For me it's an easy solution for equipment at remote locations. Wish I would have done that for some remote sites in the past, but did not. Now I have to email to someone at another location and ask them to email another person and have them send someone to the problem location and do it manually.

Tom

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by zeekstern on Apr 22nd, 2007 at 4:44pm

wrote on Mar 21st, 2007 at 12:11pm:
Interesting....I would be interested to know if anyone has a particular router mfg that never has had this issue on a satellite link.  I have had good luck with the Linksys WRT54g tied to a cable modem.  I have never had it lock up.  If I don't get any other input, I'll give the timer a try.

Dave


I have a D-link DI-524 connected to DW7000 and have nothing but problems. The problems started the day I installed the di 524:)) I spent all day yesterday researching D-Link and other routers in general because I am getting ready to trash the D-link. The majority of reviews & articles on the different brands basically say that the D-link is a good cheap product. If you want quality and less problems go with NetGear. I was very impressed with one study that was done where they really put the routers through their paces. The results of all of their tests indicates that NetGear came out on top in almost all of the tests. The reason they gave is the difference in the chip sets. Dlink and I forgot the other brand use the same chips and Netgear and the other router uses the same chips.

So, I am getting rid of the Dlink wireless and purchased a netgear switch. I only have a 25ft run so I will be in good shape:))

Zeek

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by MarkWiersma on Nov 16th, 2007 at 1:00pm
Dear D Howett,

My name is Mark Wiersma and I am moving to the bahamas soon. I know it is is possible to get high speed internet by satellite on the Bahamas delivered by Hughes, but I can not find a satellite ISP who can deliver me such a service.
Can you please tell me from which company you have purchased the internet connection by satellite?

Kind regards,
Mark Wiersma

Title: Re: Router Problem on DW600
Post by forsberg on Nov 25th, 2007 at 1:14pm
Have also experienced data lock up using a netgear product.  Switched once and for all to linksys.  (most recent WRT54g wireless) with sveasoft's alchemy V1.0 firmwear

http://www.sveasoft.com/modules/phpBB2/dlman.php?func=select_folder&folder_id=10

and have not had a problem since.

Last WRT54g I bought from ebay was $25 + shipping.  

Good luck!

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