Problems with broadband access?

JohnDouglasJohnDouglas Posts: 186Member
Does having your home lab hooked up to your computer affect your broadband connection? Mine's been dropping out now and again since yesterday (when i first connected up a 2501 via a USB console cable).


  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    It shouldn't cause any issues to be consoled into your router. Most likely unrealted unless its a performance issue.
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  • CrunchyhippoCrunchyhippo Posts: 389Member
    You might want to disable your firewall(s) when doing router work and see if it makes a difference.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    A firewall shouldn't make a difference if he is consoled into the router.
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  • JohnDouglasJohnDouglas Posts: 186Member
    Thanks guys - thought it best to check given the problems coincided with me setting up the 2500s. I've just reorganised all the cabling. Hopefully it's just down to one of the connectors or my ISP.
  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned
    You might want to power-cycle your dsl/cable modem and any other consumer-grade switches or hubs on your network. Sometimes that stuff gets flaky, and it might just be coincidental. My Motorola cable modem needs that done every once in awhile.
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