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WCG200 (router/cable modem) problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I've been getting the message "Network cable unplugged" lately and have figured out that it's because my router momentarily shuts down (all the lights go off for 2 or 3 seconds) and comes back on again. I've called Comcast to check the cable connection; they said it's fine and also suggested that it might be a power problem with the router too.

    I have a Linksys WCG200 wireless router/cable modem combo I bought last November.

    So I tried to power cycle it:
    - Disconnected EVERY connection to the router/modem.
    - Shut down the computers.
    - Waited a few minutes then reconnected all the wires to the router. I also unplugged the router from the serge protector, incase the power supply problem was coming from the serge protector, and plugged it directly into a power outlet on the wall.
    - Finally, turned the computers on.

    To no avail, the router still shuts down like every 15 or 20 minutes, sometimes with shorter intervals of 5 minutes or so. Has anyone experienced this problem before with routers/modems, or with the kind of router I have? Any other suggestions of what it could be? Should I consider getting a new router/modem?

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