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danny2k12

@verizon.net
reply to More Fiber

Re: [Northeast] Configuration Help with Actiontec, User router a

said by More Fiber:

I would suspect the NAT table in the rev. E only if you're running torrents and haven't limited the number of connections.

No, I'm not, usually when this happens and I notice it is when I'm browsing the Internet on my main machine with no other traffic, or on my iPad. When suddenly pages stop loading, then I know to do a router reboot if I don't want to wait 10-15 minutes for it to come back...

said by More Fiber:

Are you able to catch this when it happens and are your able to access the Actiontec? What does the status of the Broadband Connection (coax) show?

Broadband connection is always Connected when this happens, and router lights are the same as when everything is working fine. I even installed a Syslog server to capture the router logs, these are the errors I see but don't know much what these mean:


09/22/2012 4:11:51 PM [825] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:11:37 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:13:44 PM [826] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:6 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:13:31 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router estream_connect_done 36: connection failed

09/22/2012 4:13:44 PM [827] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:6 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:13:31 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router estream_connect_done 41: connection failed

09/22/2012 4:13:44 PM [828] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:6 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:13:31 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router estream_connect_done 41: connection failed

09/22/2012 4:17:23 PM [833] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:17:10 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:17:23 PM [832] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:17:10 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:18:36 PM [834] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:18:22 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:18:38 PM [835] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:18:24 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:18:38 PM [836] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:18:24 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:18:39 PM [837] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:18:25 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages

09/22/2012 4:18:39 PM [838] From:Wireless_Broadband_Router.home (192.168.1.1) Fac:1 Sev:4 Msg >>> Sep 22 16:18:25 2012 Wireless_Broadband_Router Too many forwarded messages


The ones above usually happen when the connection breaks, but the ones below plague the entire syslog, there are thousands of them and I filtered them out from the log above, they show all the time regardless if connection is working or not. I verified the MACs listed in there and they are ALL from my network devices (mostly iPhones), so no outside hacking my wireless network is taking place:


Sep 22 20:31:36 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:xx:xx:xx ret=-1

Sep 22 20:31:06 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:yy:yy:yy ret=-1

Sep 22 20:31:06 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:xx:xx:xx ret=-1

Sep 22 20:30:36 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:yy:yy:yy ret=-1

Sep 22 20:30:36 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:xx:xx:xx ret=-1

Sep 22 20:30:06 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:yy:yy:yy ret=-1

Sep 22 20:30:06 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:xx:xx:xx ret=-1

Sep 22 20:29:36 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:yy:yy:yy ret=-1

Sep 22 20:09:06 2012 System Log Message Cannot find cache entry for mac 7c:c5:37:xx:xx:xx ret=-1
[repeated 42 times, last time on Sep 22 20:29:36 2012]



said by More Fiber:

Won't work. The NIM-100 does not support the MOCA WAN channel used by the ONT. See this FAQ:
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »How to use a MOCA WAN bridge?

Hmm, too bad this does not work, not sure what else to try...


birdfeedr
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1 edit

said by danny2k12 :

said by More Fiber:

Won't work. The NIM-100 does not support the MOCA WAN channel used by the ONT. See this FAQ:
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »How to use a MOCA WAN bridge?

Hmm, too bad this does not work, not sure what else to try...

said by »Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »How to use a MOCA WAN bridge? :
Two MOCA bridges that MOCA WAN are available from various sources (eBay, Newegg, Amazon, etc.
• Netgear MCAB1001 * - available only in pairs.
• D-Link DXN-221 * - Pair or DXN-220 single.
Note that the Motorola NIM-100 and Actiontec ECB2200 are not suitable as they do not support the MOCA WAN channel.
Since you cannot re-wire for ethernet out of ONT, your only other choice is to use a MoCA WAN-capable device. Since you're having problems using the Actiontec as primary, find a Netgear or D-Link device mentioned above, make your dd-wrt primary, and hang the Actiontec off it as secondary for any needed TV support, but remember TV features like CallerID and Remote DVR access will not work.

For basic guide data and VOD, the Actiontec can be set up either LAN-to-LAN or LAN-to-WAN. I would ensure the Netgear/dd-wrt router works first before connecting the Actiontec ethernet to the dd-wrt router. To avoid a MoCA controller conflict, configure the Actiontec coax as mentioned in the FAQ before connecting the coax to the Actiontec. If you don't already have an existing available tap on the coax splitter, you'll need to locate a additional 1GHz rated splitter so you have a coax connection for both Netgear and Actiontec devices.

[edit to add]Oops. Re-read your original post and see the physical layout already supports coax connection. Replace the NIM-100 with a Netgear device.

For improved wireless support, configure both routers to same SSID, but different channels. If you were thinking of wireless bridging, aka WDS or Wireless Distribution System, Actiontec does not support that, so don't waste your time on it.


More Fiber
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said by birdfeedr:

find a Netgear or D-Link device mentioned above

The Netgear MCAB1001 is NOT recommended.

From the FAQ:
quote:
Note: Although the MCAB1001 is certified for the MOCA C4 channel, this unit is not recommended as it causes interference on other channels. See the notes posted here:
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »How to use a MOCA WAN bridge?

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