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  • Started 5 years ago by Bartman
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Bartman
Posts: 1287

Something that's been puzzling me for quite some time. It's not really a problem
( at least I don't think it is ). I still have full internet access, just no globe
on the network icon. It states "Local Only" when I hover over it.

I can make the globe reappear by either restarting my machine or uplugging the
cat5 from the router and plugging it back in. But that only lasts for a while
and then it disappears again.

I thought maybe a router issue or maybe something my ISP is doing on their end.
ISP is Verizon.

I'm posting this more out of curiousity than anything else. Any ideas?

HP Pavilion a6110n
Vista Home Premium

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Bartman
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I can't seem to post an image relating to this topic. Trying to use Photobucket img code but no luck.

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Scott
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Some workarounds found in the comments section,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ion-icons/

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Bartman
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@ Scott

Got it back on by doing this:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

So far so good, thanks Scott.

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Scott
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Great, keep us posted.

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raphoenix
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@Chris,

Set Router Options (Keep Alive-Enable) and (Max Idle Time=0) if on PPPoE.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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Bartman
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@Rick

Doing the ipconfig didn't seem to work. The globe is missing again. Could you/would you walk me through the steps to set router options?
This is starting to bug me now. It didn't before but now it is.

I have a Actiontec M1424-WR provided by Verizon. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Bart

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Bartman,
This is your router book and it is lacking in specifics.
http://onlinehelp.verizon.net/.....Router.pdf

The normal way to get in many routers is to hook them up by Lan cable and type http://192.168.1.1 or some other address like http://192.168.1.254 into your browser.
Your book says to call this support number 888-553-1555.
By the time I find the router address to get into your router, this (darn post will have timed out) so just call Verizon and ask them for the router interface address.

Please for give me as I am just P***-off as I can't search, get back to your post and add info to it anymore as the feature has been cut off.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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raphoenix
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Bartman,
Can't leave you hanging.
Here is somemore search results concerning your particular Router.

http://onlinehelp.verizon.net/.....urity2.pdf
http://www.broadbandreports.co.....th-M1424WR
http://www.google.com/search?h.....tnG=Search

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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ScottW
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Bartman, I see that you have FiOS. I don't have any experience with it, but from what I'm reading, that Actiontec router is just a router and not a modem. Here is a FAQ that looks helpful and includes a how-to replace the Actiontec with another router:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios

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raphoenix
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http://www.bricklin.com/fiosinstall.htm

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jd2066
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@raphoenix: Just wondering, what "feature has been cut off"?

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raphoenix
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@jd2066,
Speaking to the post EDIT feature.
There is only a very short period of time (now) when a responder or OP one can Re-Open an Original Post and ADD additional information or ADMEN erroneous information or even DELETE their original post.
This short EDIT Period was never enforced in the past.
Now, if an OP's question requires a long search, a responder may have to make several posts with added information and hope the OP can put the respondent's multiple postings all together to get a complete answer.
Since a topic's responses are not numbered, a Respondent or OP must use reference wording like; "in my earlier post" or "in my response X number down from the beginning of this thread" causes confusion as the responses are somewhat dis-jointed.
I'm sure there is a good reason for this change however it is just too much trouble to have to reference an original post which may be, in some cases, 4-5 pages back up in a the topic thread.
Feel sure others may like this feature change so will learn to live with it at the expense of any additional info I may find as to my original response going by the wayside or not responding to an OPs question at all as the post EDIT feature is too short on long involved topic questions.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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Bartman
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@ All

I'm not going to pursue this any further. I have reset my router to defaults and will just leave it at that.
As I said in my original post I can still access internet even with no globe in the network icon, so, short
of calling Verizon ( which I try to avoid at all costs ). I guess " If it ain't broke, don't fix it " applies here.

Thanks again for your help.

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raphoenix
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Bartman,

I'll let the thread drop but with the reminder, you are (paying) for the service you are getting so don't be afraid to demand good customer support.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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Bartman
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Just an update. I tried replacing the coax line from the wall connection to the router and so far seems to be working.
If this gives me any more trouble I will call Verizon and have them investigate.

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raphoenix
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@Bartman,

Unfortunately these days, one has to be a real "hole" with most communications companies and computer retailers to get what you pay for.
It is a shame.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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Bartman
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Indeed. I guess I need to start being more assertive.

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raphoenix
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@Bartman,

Yep; socially correct wording for being a "hole". (lol) (lol) (lol)
Another a good description is "rough customer" to deal with.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:) :) :) :)

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jd2066
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@raphoenix: Ok. Until yesterday, I didn't even notice the change in edit time.

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