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    Netgear V2 LAN problem after flashing

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      Netgear V2 LAN problem after flashing

      I have just flashed my netgear V2 and everything worked fine, except now it refuses to talk to the laptop it flashed it from over LAN, Wireless is fine.

      Laptop - D-Link DSL-2640B - Fine.
      Laptop - Linksys WRT54GS - Fine.
      Laptop - Main PC - Fine.

      Netgear - D-link - Fine.
      Netgear - Linksys - Fine
      Netgear - Main PC - Fine.

      Laptop - Netgear DG934G - Nothing. No lights, no connection at all detected.

      Im really confused by this, I have swapped wires rebooted checked IPs and every other setting i could find for conflicts but since the wireless works between the two and both work with everything else its stumped me.

      If anyone has any ideas why i would be chuffed to find out as i have never come across this before.


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      Re: Netgear V2 LAN problem after flashing

      If you connect a PC to the router, the port light should come on, regardless of whether there's an address conflict or not.

      Am I getting this right? You plug your laptop, using an Ethernet cable, into the D-Link router, and the appropriate port light comes on, but when you use exactly the same cable and plug it into the Netgear rotuer, the port light doesn't come on.

      What image did you flash the Netgear with, by the way?

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      Re: Netgear V2 LAN problem after flashing

      Yep, Thats right.

      I Flashed it with DG934G-1SKUKS_V2.02.34-telnet.img and it works fine i can telnet in over wirless and play around, and i can plug other things in and the lights come on, just not the laptop i flashed it from.

      Its a noodle scratcher, its not vitally important as im swimming in routers at the moment but id like to get it working as i want to see if i can eventually learn how to use the gpl source code and build a new image for it so i can use it with another ISP.

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      Re: Netgear V2 LAN problem after flashing

      It's hard to think what the problem could be, really. The Ethernet switch on the router is probably the most reliable part of the router. I remember someone else having a similar problem which was only resolved by them getting a new router. One thing that has caught me out before was when I plugged in a badly-crimped Ethernet cable without realising it. Because the contacts on the plug were sitting higher than normal, they had bent the springy contacts inside the Ethernet socket beyond the point that they'd normally be pushed, and so were not bearing down on properly on plugged which had been properly crimped,

      I guess it's worth taking a look to see if that's happened, but I think you'll probably need to get a new router from Sky.

     

     

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