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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Rampage, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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  2. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    The router is saying "a network cable is unplugged" or are you getting this message in the Systems Tray (In Windows, the bottom right of the computer where the clock is) on one of your computers?

    If you have a spare network cable that you know works, I would try to use that one.

    I am a little confused on what device is giving the error, so it is hard to say what I would do.
  3. Rampage

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    yes that's what's happening. I couldn't get online because of it so I unhooked my router and put the ethernet cable in my modem(that's how i'm on the internet now) but my sister's laptop can't get online nor my home computer(the one i'm using now) when the router is hooked up.
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Buy a better router. I suggest either a Linksys, Dlink or Netgear.
  5. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    check your firmware againts the companies latest. but if they are up to par (i doubt it, as most people dont regularly check for em (my dad an IT for Arther Anderson doesn't even do it)

    and i concur with yeager get a linksys
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Something on the router is not cofigured correctly. Looks
    like the router is wireless but u r using cables. Make sure
    the router is set to mixed mode.
  7. Rampage

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    i have 3 wires in my router
    #1 the power cord
    #2 ethernet cable from my pc
    #3 cable from my modem to my router

    how do I set it to mixed mode?

    also this just started happening today and i've had this router for atleast a year.
  8. Yeagermeister

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    You could try doing a reset on the router. In other words return it to the setting when you first got it. Usually you perform it by pushing and holding the reset button on the router for 10 seconds. Then setup any security and passwords you previously set.
  9. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Don't suggest Dlink please. Netgear or Linksys only. Now, move along.
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Is this a new router? It sounds like your router is faulty, or your network cable is bad. You have two network cables, try both cables from your computer to a LAN (not WAN / Modem) port and try and connect to 192.168.2.1 with your web browser.

    As for the mix mode comment, the router *should* default to that if it supports B and G wireless modes.

    Most of all if you haven't already, RTFM! (read the manual)
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :eek:hno: you didn't go there

    The only use for the manuals is to look good on a shelf still wrapped in plastic

    :laugh2:

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