12-01-2011, 01:24 AM
| | Re: more on problems
On 11/30/2011 8:06 PM, Kurt Ullman wrote:
> In article<email@example.com >,
> Griff McGraw<GnospamM@warsaw.org.invalid> wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:06:45 -0500, Kurt Ullman<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> I changed out my airport extreme (the big one that looks more like a
>>> personal pan pizza box then a mushroom-grin) for my express (the small
>>> one that looks a lot like an old transistor radio for those of a certain
>>> age). It worked for a while, and I tested it out on my iPhone. But when
>>> I moved the express off the floor and into the cabinet, it stopped
>>> working. I unplugged the modem, plugged it back in a couple of times.
>>> Restarted the computer a couple of times. Finally the modem lights
>>> looked like they were flashing but I couldn't find any indication that
>>> the express was still working. My sniffer found nothing. I started up
>>> the Airport Utility and it couldn't find it either. (Although it did
>>> find my still plugged into power extreme.
>>> Any ideas as to what I need to do to get my WiFi back?
>> The shotgun approach doesn't seem to be working well for you. Do you
>> have any plans to do proper (i.e., methodical, logical, step by step)
>> troubleshooting at any point?
> Yes, I would love to. Do you have any suggestions for places I could to
> get this information? That is sorta why I came here after what I tried
> wasn't working.
If it were me I'd go back to just the basic cable modem to PC connection
again and verify that it is stable. Not just 5 minutes but is it good
for a couple of hours.
I suspect you have a cable modem/cable line problem as you should not
need to power cycle your cable modem more than one time in order to make
it work with your PC, providing the PC is setup correctly to the cable
One thing to try is to power off your PC AND your cable modem at the
same time. Then power on the cable modem and wait for all the lights to
become stable, say 5 minutes for a crappy line. Then power on your
modem and see how that works. If you can't get a direct feed from the
PC to the cable modem it's time to forget the router for now and work
with your cable provider to find out what's wrong.
If you leave the router in the mix the power cycle is similar, all off,
then power on the cable modem and wait for things to stabilize, then
power on the router and wait for it's lights to stabilize, then last
power on the PC and see what happens.