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  1. #1
    Justin
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    Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone

    No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    Comcast.
    We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig /release.
    Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    address is still 0.0.0.0

    What am I doing wrong?

  2. #2
    f/fgeorge
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:21:24 -0400, Justin
    <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:

    >I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >
    >No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >Comcast.
    >We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig /release.
    >Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    >internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    >address is still 0.0.0.0
    >
    >What am I doing wrong?

    MAC address filtering? WEP or other security problems? Did the laptop
    work when hooked directly to the modem? Is this Comcast, as the
    subject suggests, or DSL? Is the router DSL compatabile if DSL? I ask
    because you said the modem is "touchstone telephone".

  3. #3
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast


    "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    news:gpkgjn$t7o$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    > The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >
    > No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    > Comcast.
    > We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    > laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig
    > /release.
    > Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    > then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    > modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an internal
    > IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip address is
    > still 0.0.0.0
    >
    > What am I doing wrong?


    Just to be clear - did it work when you connected the cable modem directly
    to the laptop?

    Is this new service?
    Did you get you modem added / provisioned by Comcast?
    Is TV working?
    Did you rest the router to factory defaults?



  4. #4
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    > news:gpkgjn$t7o$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >>
    >> No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >> Comcast.
    >> We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >> laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig
    >> /release.
    >> Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >> then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >> modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an internal
    >> IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip address is
    >> still 0.0.0.0
    >>
    >> What am I doing wrong?

    >
    > Just to be clear - did it work when you connected the cable modem directly
    > to the laptop?
    >
    > Is this new service?


    No.
    he had it for about a year.

    > Did you get you modem added / provisioned by Comcast?


    Yes.

    > Is TV working?


    Yes.

    > Did you rest the router to factory defaults?


    Why? the only thing different is I enabled DHCP internally. If I reset
    the router I'll have to reconfigure everything.


  5. #5
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    f/fgeorge wrote:
    > On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:21:24 -0400, Justin
    > <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >>
    >> No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >> Comcast.
    >> We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >> laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig /release.
    >> Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >> then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >> modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    >> internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    >> address is still 0.0.0.0
    >>
    >> What am I doing wrong?

    > MAC address filtering?


    No.
    WEP or other security problems?

    I think youmisunderstand, INTERNAL ip address are working fine, it is
    the IP from the ISP that isn't.

    Did the laptop
    > work when hooked directly to the modem?


    Yes.

    Is this Comcast, as the subject suggests, or DSL?

    Comcast.

    Is the router DSL compatabile if DSL? I ask because you said the modem
    is "touchstone telephone".

    The modem had that on it, it is conencted to the coax. I'm guessing
    that is a brand name.

  6. #6
    f/fgeorge
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:39:59 -0400, Justin
    <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:

    >f/fgeorge wrote:
    >> On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:21:24 -0400, Justin
    >> <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >>> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >>>
    >>> No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >>> Comcast.
    >>> We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >>> laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig /release.
    >>> Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >>> then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >>> modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    >>> internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    >>> address is still 0.0.0.0
    >>>
    >>> What am I doing wrong?

    >> MAC address filtering?

    >
    >No.
    >WEP or other security problems?
    >
    >I think youmisunderstand, INTERNAL ip address are working fine, it is
    >the IP from the ISP that isn't.
    >
    >Did the laptop
    >> work when hooked directly to the modem?

    >
    >Yes.
    >
    >Is this Comcast, as the subject suggests, or DSL?
    >
    >Comcast.
    >
    >Is the router DSL compatabile if DSL? I ask because you said the modem
    >is "touchstone telephone".
    >
    >The modem had that on it, it is conencted to the coax. I'm guessing
    >that is a brand name.

    I see another person is also trying to help you, I will back off and
    let them do their thing and step back in if they fail. One thing at a
    time will generally get it fixed, me telling you to try one thing,
    them telling you something else will just get things confused.

  7. #7
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    f/fgeorge wrote:
    > On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:39:59 -0400, Justin
    > <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:
    >
    >> f/fgeorge wrote:
    >>> On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:21:24 -0400, Justin
    >>> <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >>>> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >>>>
    >>>> No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >>>> Comcast.
    >>>> We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >>>> laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig /release.
    >>>> Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >>>> then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >>>> modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    >>>> internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    >>>> address is still 0.0.0.0
    >>>>
    >>>> What am I doing wrong?
    >>> MAC address filtering?

    >> No.
    >> WEP or other security problems?
    >>
    >> I think youmisunderstand, INTERNAL ip address are working fine, it is
    >> the IP from the ISP that isn't.
    >>
    >> Did the laptop
    >>> work when hooked directly to the modem?

    >> Yes.
    >>
    >> Is this Comcast, as the subject suggests, or DSL?
    >>
    >> Comcast.
    >>
    >> Is the router DSL compatabile if DSL? I ask because you said the modem
    >> is "touchstone telephone".
    >>
    >> The modem had that on it, it is conencted to the coax. I'm guessing
    >> that is a brand name.

    > I see another person is also trying to help you, I will back off and
    > let them do their thing and step back in if they fail. One thing at a
    > time will generally get it fixed, me telling you to try one thing,
    > them telling you something else will just get things confused.



    I disagree, lay it on me.
    I'm an IT tech for the past 12 years, I know what I'm doing. hence my
    confusion. I did this exact same thing here on Comcast in Pennsylvania
    and it worked.
    I'm having my brother reset to factory defaults but I don't think that
    will work. It doesn't make sense as to why it would.

  8. #8
    Ken Whiton
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    *-* On Mon, 16 Mar 2009, at 09:55:01 GMT,
    *-* In Article mb8sr4h7fdasfqmuf9vm2bssc8v4vsa4oo@4ax.com,
    *-* f/fgeorge wrote
    *-* About Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    > On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:21:24 -0400, Justin
    > <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote:


    >> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone


    [ ... ]

    > Is this Comcast, as
    > the subject suggests, or DSL? Is the router DSL compatabile if DSL?
    > I ask because you said the modem is "touchstone telephone".


    It's Comcast. They use it for VOIP, and I suspect it actually
    reads "telephony", not "telephone". ;-)

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/COMCAS...DEM-a091643922

    Ken Whiton
    --
    FIDO: 1:132/152
    InterNet: kenwhiton@surfglobal.net.INVAL (remove the obvious to reply)

  9. #9
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast


    "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    news:gpm69q$9sk$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > riggor9999 wrote:
    >> "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    >> news:gpkgjn$t7o$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >>> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >>> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >>>
    >>> No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >>> Comcast.
    >>> We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >>> laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig
    >>> /release.
    >>> Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >>> then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >>> modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    >>> internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    >>> address is still 0.0.0.0
    >>>
    >>> What am I doing wrong?

    >>
    >> Just to be clear - did it work when you connected the cable modem
    >> directly to the laptop?
    >>
    >> Is this new service?

    >
    > No.
    > he had it for about a year.
    >
    >> Did you get you modem added / provisioned by Comcast?

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    >> Is TV working?

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    >> Did you rest the router to factory defaults?

    >
    > Why? the only thing different is I enabled DHCP internally. If I reset
    > the router I'll have to reconfigure everything.
    >


    You did not answer if direct connect to the PC is working.

    If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults. If that
    does not work - try a new router.

    If no - then it's the cable modem.

    Also - when you are doing your tests - you are powering down each time - and
    not just unplugging Ethernet cables - correct?




  10. #10
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    > news:gpm69q$9sk$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >> riggor9999 wrote:
    >>> "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:gpkgjn$t7o$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >>>> I got my brother a router, Linksys WRT54G.
    >>>> The cable modem says Arris - Touchstone telephone
    >>>>
    >>>> No matter what we do we can't have the router get an IP address from
    >>>> Comcast.
    >>>> We tried powering everything down for for ten minutes, connecting the
    >>>> laptop directly to the internet (cable modem) and doing a ipconfig
    >>>> /release.
    >>>> Also tried the MAC address cloning.
    >>>> then we connected the cable modem to the router, powered up the cable
    >>>> modem, waited two minutes, then powered up the router. We get an
    >>>> internal IP via the wireless, but when we go to 192.168.1.1 -> status ip
    >>>> address is still 0.0.0.0
    >>>>
    >>>> What am I doing wrong?
    >>> Just to be clear - did it work when you connected the cable modem
    >>> directly to the laptop?
    >>>
    >>> Is this new service?

    >> No.
    >> he had it for about a year.
    >>
    >>> Did you get you modem added / provisioned by Comcast?

    >> Yes.
    >>
    >>> Is TV working?

    >> Yes.
    >>
    >>> Did you rest the router to factory defaults?

    >> Why? the only thing different is I enabled DHCP internally. If I reset
    >> the router I'll have to reconfigure everything.
    >>

    >
    > You did not answer if direct connect to the PC is working.


    Yes it does work.

    >
    > If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults. If that
    > does not work - try a new router.


    So, he has to buy a new router?

    >
    > If no - then it's the cable modem.
    >
    > Also - when you are doing your tests - you are powering down each time - and
    > not just unplugging Ethernet cables - correct?
    >

    Correct, powering down.


  11. #11
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    Justin wrote:
    >
    >> If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults. If
    >> that does not work - try a new router.

    >
    > So, he has to buy a new router?


    Do you do the reset as he suggested ?

  12. #12
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    $Bill wrote:
    > Justin wrote:
    >>
    >>> If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults.
    >>> If that does not work - try a new router.

    >>
    >> So, he has to buy a new router?

    >
    > Do you do the reset as he suggested ?


    I have relayed the information, and will let you know what happens.

  13. #13
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    $Bill wrote:
    > Justin wrote:
    >>
    >>> If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults.
    >>> If that does not work - try a new router.

    >>
    >> So, he has to buy a new router?

    >
    > Do you do the reset as he suggested ?



    He didn't get a chance to try it yet.
    Let's assume it didn't work because it probably won't.

    Any other suggestions? I know Comcast won't help because they don't
    support routers they didn't sell.
    He also does have the Comcast triple play, the telephone device connects
    to the phone and the cable modem connects to the computer; both are
    unrelated.

  14. #14
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    Justin wrote:
    > $Bill wrote:
    >> Justin wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults.
    >>>> If that does not work - try a new router.
    >>>
    >>> So, he has to buy a new router?

    >>
    >> Do you do the reset as he suggested ?

    >
    >
    > He didn't get a chance to try it yet.
    > Let's assume it didn't work because it probably won't.
    >
    > Any other suggestions? I know Comcast won't help because they don't
    > support routers they didn't sell.
    > He also does have the Comcast triple play, the telephone device connects
    > to the phone and the cable modem connects to the computer; both are
    > unrelated.


    Well, if it works without the router and doesn't with the router and
    that's been well established, it's probably the router and whatever
    can be done to troubleshoot the router should be done. I'd also borrow
    another router and try that.

  15. #15
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast


    "Justin" <justin@nobecauseihatespam.com> wrote in message
    news:gppo93$ka5$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > $Bill wrote:
    >> Justin wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> If yes - then it's the router. Try resetting to factory defaults. If
    >>>> that does not work - try a new router.
    >>>
    >>> So, he has to buy a new router?

    >>
    >> Do you do the reset as he suggested ?

    >
    >
    > He didn't get a chance to try it yet.
    > Let's assume it didn't work because it probably won't.
    >
    > Any other suggestions? I know Comcast won't help because they don't
    > support routers they didn't sell.
    > He also does have the Comcast triple play, the telephone device connects
    > to the phone and the cable modem connects to the computer; both are
    > unrelated.


    You are powering down the cable modem when switching from pc to router -
    correct? Cable modems get "married" to the device that has the IP address
    .... so you cannot simply unplug cables but you have to powerdown both the
    router and the cable modem.

    Why are you assuming resetting the router won't work?

    I am not sure what other advice anyone can give you - especially since we
    have not seen, touched, or directly diagnosed the situation.

    Bottom line - direct to pc = ok, with the router = not ok

    Go to local computer store, get a router that has a 30 day store return
    policy, test the new router - then you will know for sure.

    If it now works - you have the choice of keeping the router or returning it
    and getting a different / better / cheaper one.

    If it does not work - return the router, and back to the drawing board.



  16. #16
    Dennis
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:54:56 -0400, "riggor9999"
    <riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:

    >Why are you assuming resetting the router won't work?


    And by resetting you mean resetting to factory defaults. You do not mean
    power down and back up.

    --

    Dennis

  17. #17
    Bill M.
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:25:47 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.invalid>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:54:56 -0400, "riggor9999"
    ><riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Why are you assuming resetting the router won't work?

    >
    >And by resetting you mean resetting to factory defaults. You do not mean
    >power down and back up.


    Correct. One of the key things achieved by a return to factory
    defaults is that the modem will then be in a known state, as opposed
    to the unknown state it's in now. We know from experience that a
    router set to factory defaults will work properly with Comcast,
    assuming no other faults exist.

    One thing I would have checked, given the symptoms described, and
    maybe it's been checked and I missed it, is to make sure the router is
    configured to use DHCP on its WAN port. Resetting to factory defaults
    will return this setting to DHCP. If it's currently set to PPOE, for
    example, the problem will be as described by the OP; i.e., the WAN IP
    will remain 0.0.0.0.

    --
    Bill

  18. #18
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    Bill M. wrote:
    > On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:25:47 -0400, Dennis <nobody@nowhere.invalid>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:54:56 -0400, "riggor9999"
    >> <riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why are you assuming resetting the router won't work?

    >> And by resetting you mean resetting to factory defaults. You do not mean
    >> power down and back up.

    >
    > Correct. One of the key things achieved by a return to factory
    > defaults is that the modem will then be in a known state, as opposed
    > to the unknown state it's in now. We know from experience that a
    > router set to factory defaults will work properly with Comcast,
    > assuming no other faults exist.


    I will ask him to do that; however he came home late yesterday and
    didn't feel like it.
    Hurry up and wait.
    Welcome to my life.

    >
    > One thing I would have checked, given the symptoms described, and
    > maybe it's been checked and I missed it, is to make sure the router is
    > configured to use DHCP on its WAN port. Resetting to factory defaults
    > will return this setting to DHCP. If it's currently set to PPOE, for
    > example, the problem will be as described by the OP; i.e., the WAN IP
    > will remain 0.0.0.0.
    >


    I'm certain I checked that; but I'll have him reset to anyway.
    Refresh my memory; when a Linksys router is reset to factory what is the
    default wireless password and SSID?

  19. #19
    riggor9999
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast


    "Dennis" <nobody@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
    news:cgt1s455fmd1epoh4mf2epm8fd6v6fusdd@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:54:56 -0400, "riggor9999"
    > <riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Why are you assuming resetting the router won't work?

    >
    > And by resetting you mean resetting to factory defaults. You do not mean
    > power down and back up.
    >


    Yes - earlier in the thread we all clearly stated "reset to factory
    defaults"

    I may have even mentioned "paperclip"



  20. #20
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: Cherry Hill, NJ - Comcast

    riggor9999 wrote:
    > "Dennis" <nobody@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:cgt1s455fmd1epoh4mf2epm8fd6v6fusdd@4ax.com...
    >> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:54:56 -0400, "riggor9999"
    >> <riggor9999@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why are you assuming resetting the router won't work?

    >> And by resetting you mean resetting to factory defaults. You do not mean
    >> power down and back up.
    >>

    >
    > Yes - earlier in the thread we all clearly stated "reset to factory
    > defaults"
    >
    > I may have even mentioned "paperclip"
    >
    >



    Problem solved - the cable modem has a battery in it.

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