advice on router

advice on router

Post by Georg » Fri, 26 Sep 2003 20:55:16

I have comcast cable at home with a D-Link DI707 router that may need to
be replaced. Sometimes if the cable goes out briefly, the router
doesn't reconnect. Comcast said to unplug/plug the router which seems
to reset it and then it works. To get to my work network, I used a VPN
connection. However, after disconnecting it and quitting VPN, my eudora
won't work correctly with the comcast stmp server which I then set it
back to. Again, unplugging/re-plugging in the router seems to help
reset it. Would a newer (smarter) router work more reliably? Any
recommendations? I have a printer and several macs running either 10 or
100 MB ethernet so I need one that can handle both speeds. May get a
newer 1 GB ethernet mac at some point too.


advice on router

Post by Phyllis Ev » Fri, 26 Sep 2003 23:24:14

FWIW, I have RoadRunner with a Toshiba modem and an SMC router and
Airport. In nearly 2 years I've only reset the router a couple of
times, ditto the Airport. I've reset the modem a ton of times. If the
cable goes out, it usually reconnects on it's own, but when it doesn't,
I disconnect and reconnect the modem. That always straightens it out.
I've gone through periods where I've had to reboot the modem on a daily
basis, and my guess is that the line we're on is overloaded with too
many subscribers when that happens.

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, George


advice on router

Post by D. Kirkpat » Sat, 27 Sep 2003 06:02:50

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Rumor has it (not being a Comcast user I cannot say for sure) that
Comcast is routing out VPN users that use VPN with a residential
account and are blocking them due to excessive traffic usage of their
line. They want VPN users to purchase a higher end package.

Could this be some of the problem?

advice on router

Post by Georg » Sat, 27 Sep 2003 20:37:38

I haven't heard that rumor and the Comcast tech support guy didn't
mention it. For my part, I only use VPN for limited times since it
affects sharing on the local network router.

Someone suggested that I look into routers that specifically support VPN
protocols. D-Link just came out with such a model for about $87.