Home Networking Filter: Why do I have to keep resetting my cable modem?
September 26, 2006 4:23 PM Subscribe
Internet access at home comes and goes, but can be resolved by resetting (powering on/off) the cable modem. Sometimes has to be done once a day, sometimes once every 30mins. No obvious pattern. What could be causing this?
posted by modernnomad to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The cable modem is plugged into an Apple Airport Express, which I've had for over a year and have never had problem with before. I recently moved and the new cable hookup (though same company as before) has been relatively flakey. Sometimes I have to reset the modem, sometimes the Airport Express. I've tried fiddling with the settings -- different channels, b and/or g, different security options, nothing seems to consistently fix the problem. I'm using a Powerbook G4 under OS 10.4, but my roommate is running WinXP and has the same problems. Resetting the modem almost always seems to temporarily fix the problem but there is no obvious pattern as to how long is required until I have to reset again.