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Graham, WA
reply to JC

Re: [CenturyTel] Frequent Disconnects / PK5001Z Issues?

I can only hope, really. Thank you for the forwarded information. With that in mind, I'll give this problem one more week to fix itself. After that... Well, there's always cable, I suppose. Same price, I just have to wrap the cable around the house. Not too difficult.

Part of me is wondering if everyone else having issues is running Vista/XP and the programmers working on firmware are running newer models and cannot see the problems.


Graham, WA
Alright, well, I think I read somewhere that there's an update coming on the 23rd. ohboy, that's... a while off. Kinda upsetting. What bothers me more, though, is the worry that it's not my router that's the issue.

So, I've been playing/fighting with this internet for a while and I've found out something pretty interesting.

When I reset the router and access a page like a forum or chatroom, even after the internet refuses to stream anymore online media or load a new page, it still allows me to browse through the forum, see new content, and even chat on the chatrooms. You know, with responses. So... I'm still getting information through the net.

Why would it not let me access a new website, though? Is there some setting that needs to be tweaked? I've done a factory reset, so... everything is 'as it should be' but is this a key clue?

I also tried one of those ping test things. Within 30 seconds of a power cycling, it'll be able to contact google.com. After that, nothing. Any requests made outside of that window give me the unable to contact error.

I'm only expanding upon this because it seems to be a different error than the gamers in the other thread were actually having. may be the same thing, but it's beyond me to tell.

(on a side note, this forum seems to be an exception. Even though I'm on the forum and posting, I do need to reset the router to actually send anything or read a new thread.)