I have just installed a new Belkin F5D7630-4A combined ADSL modem and wireless router. I am constantly losing the Broadband connection. This is signalled by the Data light going out. This happens both while I am working on the computer and when I power up. The only way to get the connection back is to power down the router then re-power it. I did not experience this problem with my previous USB ADSL modem so assume the phone line is OK. My ISP (Virgin) assures me I should get 24/7 connection. Has anyone else experienced this type of problem? The router is connected to my desk top via an ethernet cable and to a wireless card in a lap top. This part of the equation is worrking successfully
Finally managed to get everything up and running after 4 hours of calls to Belkin and BT Openworld.
In the end my problem was down to BT supplying the wrong VCI number (whataver that is). Once I worked out what the correct number was everything started to work.
Anybody know what the VPI and VCI numbers are?
The only problem I seem to have now is that some web sites are very slow. Most are okay, but some are very slow. Maybe it's just a net problem, or perhaps my DNS hasn't sorted itself out yet. I'll see what it's like in the morning.
After a days trial and error I have concluded that the crucial part is getting the right set up information from your ISP. In my case a great guy at Virgin net took me though all the configurations and everything is now working (touch wood)
The VCI (Virtual Channel Identifier) and VPI (Virtual Path Identifier) are the switches which guide data to and from your ISP. If they are wrong you are stuffed. Likewise the encapsulation must be correct. Your ISP must give you that as well either LLC or VC MUX. They should also confirm whether you should be on a PPoE routing mode or a PPoA mode. If you are interested in all this jargon the Cisco Systems website has a massive glossaty of ter,s. Those long winter evenings will just fly by. :)
I have to say that the set up instructions in the manual were about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Any idea that you can have this kit up and running in minutes is somewhat optimistic. .