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Wannabe Geek

#153796 8-Oct-2014 10:54
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Hello all with greater knowledge than I,

A strange problem for your consideration - I've recently signed up to telecom (spark) VDSL service and received a new HG630b router. I've run a LAN cable from the PC in front room to the router, but no network connection is registered. I can hook my laptop up with the same cable and everything works ok. I then hooked PC with the same cable to the old router, and then to new router with a new cable and everything works!
It's just the direct PC to HG630B router LAN connection is the issue.

I've had a look in the router settings in each but I cannot see anything different. I've contacted Telecom support and they said bring the PC to a repair guy, and weren't much help. I think it's just a setting in the HG630b that needs fixing.

Any help is greatly appreciated 

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Uber Geek

  #1149761 8-Oct-2014 11:00
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Does the 'old' router that the PC can connect to have gigabit LAN ports? The PC may be failing to negotiate down to 100Mbps with the HG630b. 

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Wannabe Geek

  #1149857 8-Oct-2014 12:11
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The pc is an Acer Aspire Revo R3610, online specs say it has does have a gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps network card. The PC is about 5 years old, so should the newer router be capable of dealing with that?

The original router is a netgear 3500w, and the interweb says it gigabit wired LAN ports alright. It looks like the HG630B has megabit LAN ports, so ther must be a problem there.

I think..........

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