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    No LAN when connection down?

    This is a discussion on No LAN when connection down? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi all, Can this be correct? If the Sky Router loses connection (or does not connect initially) I have no ...

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      No LAN when connection down?

      Hi all, Can this be correct?

      If the Sky Router loses connection (or does not connect initially) I have no network.

      My DG834G and my old DG824M never had this problem.

      Is this a problem with the DG834GT or Sky's firmware?

      To clarify - No Internet equals NO LAN?

      or are there settings within the router to change this?


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      Re: No LAN when connection down?

      Hey chaps, surely one of you have a comment or resolve for this issue?


      To summerise - No WAN No LAN with Sky's DG834GT?


      I am hoping someone knows something about this

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      Re: No LAN when connection down?

      Your router should still fully function as a router (ie LAN) even if the net connection drops.
      It would seem that if you also loose LAN, then for some reason it's the loss of LAN that is effecting your net connection.
      Sounds like the router it's self may be faulty.

      Is there any commonality as to when this happens, any software you run, any electrical item you switch on, are you downloading etc
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      Re: No LAN when connection down?

      Quote Originally Posted by azimuth2003 View Post
      To clarify - No Internet equals NO LAN?


      Nope, shouldn't do.


      Not unless the router reboots upon loss of internet connection, in which case there would also be a loss of wired & wireless LAN until the router has finished rebooting.

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      Re: No LAN when connection down?

      Thanks you guys for the replies

      Bit confused with the answers but......

      Saying my other routers never did this is pointless because I never had the 'loss of sync' problem I get from Sky LLU with AOL or Pipex (IPStream)

      But, as a test I will disconnect my RJ45 from back of Sky router and then I will know if it's only because of reboot - Yes?

      I will comment after doing this

      Cheers both

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      Re: No LAN when connection down?

      Have tested the LAN while RJ45 is removed and all is fine

      So it is only during a router reboot sequence that I lose the LAN function

      Seems obvious now as I believe the Netgear firewall will not allow any open ports until the system is fully functional.

      As I have 'Mossywell's - BounceSkyRouter' utility running, it will set the router to 'reboot' therefore all ports are temporarily in 'lockdown'

      If I am missing something here then please comment but I think (with your assistance) I have resolved the mystery.

      Thanks again

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      Re: No LAN when connection down?

      I am awaiting a replacement router from Sky (using an old DG834G)

      It appears that if you dont keep your LAN when the WAN goes down (re-syncing connection) then definately your router is FAULTY

      My DG834G keeps the LAN during that sequence plus you can still log into the router for stats etc.

      This might be a good way to determine a faulty router prior to a MAJOR FAILURE as in my case.

      ps: My faulty router will not even show a 'power light' (top green light) when switched on, but if it does (1 in 20 or so try's) it drops out within 1 minute.

      Hope this is useful to somebody.

     

     

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