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#89295 30-Aug-2011 13:18
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Every day I need to power cycle my TP-LINK TD-W8960N modem/router because my PC, upon turning on, fails to secure an IP.  The IP of the router is 192.168.1.1/24 and has a DHCP range of .100 to .200.  I've set up a static IP for my PC of 30, which doesn't affect it (same behaviour whether the static IP is set or not).  After the power cycle, everything works perfectly until the next day (more specifically, I assume until the DHCP lease ends?).

Ipconfig when it's acting up, note the completely incorrect IP range and subnet mask:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::98ea:2e7a:9b77:101e%10
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.16.30
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

The awesome unidentified network:


My router's LAN+DHCP settings:


And ipconfig again, after a power cycle with things working dandy
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::98ea:2e7a:9b77:101e%10
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.30
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

My google-fu failed to return any fixes in this case. :(  Speaking with my flatmates, my PC is not the only one affected by this.  Removing my static IP (as shown above) does not fix this.  Manually setting an IP rather than relying on DHCP also does not fix this, surprisingly, indicating that it may not even be a DHCP problem?

Help me geeki wan zoneabi, you're my only hope!

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  #513915 30-Aug-2011 13:37
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Ive got a TPLink router that was flakey as hell until I updated the firmware on it. Uptime of quite a few months now so that may be worth a try. I dont think that DHCP options are what is causing you a problem here, esp if you have set a computer to have a static but you still get issues.




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  #513921 30-Aug-2011 13:47
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Best thread title ever.

 
 
 
 


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  #513927 30-Aug-2011 13:56
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hehe, yes like the title, but I also must stress get the lattest firmware.

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  #513929 30-Aug-2011 14:02
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Yeah I would make sure it's running the latest firmware.

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  #513949 30-Aug-2011 15:03
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As others said: update to the latest firmware from http://www.tplink.com/en/support/download/?model=TD-W8960N&version=V1#tbl_j

And you've got my vote for best thread title of the year.




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  #513960 30-Aug-2011 15:15
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Thanks chaps, this didn't even cross my mind :)
Downloading and will report back... tomorrow, I guess!

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  #513998 30-Aug-2011 17:07
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magu: As others said: update to the latest firmware from http://www.tplink.com/en/support/download/?model=TD-W8960N&version=V1#tbl_j

And you've got my vote for best thread title of the year.


That link is for the v1.x version of the model so double check your model is actually a v1.x before applying that firmware, it's on the sticker on the bottom of the unit.

 
 
 
 


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  #513999 30-Aug-2011 17:12
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Ragnor:
magu: As others said: update to the latest firmware from http://www.tplink.com/en/support/download/?model=TD-W8960N&version=V1#tbl_j

And you've got my vote for best thread title of the year.


That link is for the v1.x version of the model so double check your model is actually a v1.x before applying that firmware, it's on the sticker on the bottom of the unit.


Actually, the first item on the link I posted is for all three versions. 




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  #514001 30-Aug-2011 17:13
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Yep, 1.6

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  #514009 30-Aug-2011 17:32
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magu:
Ragnor:
magu: As others said: update to the latest firmware from http://www.tplink.com/en/support/download/?model=TD-W8960N&version=V1#tbl_j

And you've got my vote for best thread title of the year.


That link is for the v1.x version of the model so double check your model is actually a v1.x before applying that firmware, it's on the sticker on the bottom of the unit.


Actually, the first item on the link I posted is for all three versions. 


Cool, was just thinking better safe than sorry.



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  #515909 2-Sep-2011 19:43
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No dice.... firmware updated to latest version (and for correct model version), factory reset, still won't assign an IP and needs a daily reset. 




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  #516127 3-Sep-2011 13:30
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I believe now that it's actually my PC that's at fault, but I have no idea why that would be the case. What setting or service or driver or whatever could be messing with my LAN connection :X

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  #516134 3-Sep-2011 13:58
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You mentioned at the start that more than one PC was affected - given this, it's far more likely your modem is the culprit, than an individual PC.

Can you borrow a modem from someone else to try, just to rule it out? May well be yours is dying...



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  #516203 3-Sep-2011 18:14
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RunningMan: You mentioned at the start that more than one PC was affected - given this, it's far more likely your modem is the culprit, than an individual PC.

Can you borrow a modem from someone else to try, just to rule it out? May well be yours is dying...

I was talking with flatmates and had misinterpreted their problems configuring their stuff... they don't actually have any issues with the router (other than me restarting it daily :P).  Restarting the router also only seems to work 1/3 of the time, post-firmware-upgrade.  I've just installed Win7 on my macbook and it doesn't have any trouble when connecting via the same ethernet cable as my PC uses.  So I don't know any more, it seems like my PC should now be the prime suspect.  In which case this is probably the wrong forum now :)

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  #516222 3-Sep-2011 20:00
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Try running this from an elevated command prompt (Command Prompt run as administrator):

netsh int ip reset log.txt

then

netsh winsock reset

and restart.

See how that goes.

Also, are your LAN card drivers fully up to date and the cable OK?

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