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Topic # 64735 21-Jul-2010 17:03
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On monday I recieved a Siemens Gigaset C685 IP from the UK to replace my Linksys SPA942. I plugged it in and set everything up and it was working fine, but a few hours later my ADSL modem started soft rebooting every few minutes. I'm looking for advise on what might be causing this.

The base station for the IP phone is plugged into a Belkin F5D7230 wireless router (by ethernet), which is in turn plugged into a Telecom NZ supplied Thompson ST5x6v6 ADSL2+ modem/router.

Unlike the other wired devices plugged into the Belkin, the link/activity light shows up amber for the port the IP phone is plugged into, and green for the others. Likewise, if I move the IP phone to a different port of the router, that port lights amber. Not sure what this mean.

The modem seems to be doing a soft reboot, but I cannot see what causes it as the modem only shows me starts from the last reboot. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing the IP phone to make the modem reboot?

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  Reply # 354646 21-Jul-2010 22:09
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Hey nice problem! Bloody complex!

What happens when you plug the Linksys phone in? Does that config work?

Next suspicion could be that there are 2 DHCP servers, but you are saying this is soft rebooting? 
What lights are on the device when it does this?

In the manual (I couldnt find one online!) what does the Amber light indicate? I can see a heap about flashing amber lights but didnt see the specifics on a solid amber. 

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  Reply # 354649 21-Jul-2010 22:15
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hehe I see you found my alternate posting of the problem

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  Reply # 355665 24-Jul-2010 03:03
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You know what the mods say about posting duplicates....

Amber light probably means 100base or something. Rebooting might be caused by something that interferes with a service running on the modem (like DNS etc) so try turning off functions on the Siemens one at a time and see if the modem stops rebooting.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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