12-03-2009 07:45 PM - edited 12-03-2009 07:48 PM
12-03-2009 07:58 PM
First of all, that router shows up as a seperate device on win7 is something new. If clicking on the icon does something like that, I wouldn't do it.
Second, there is a way to save all the wireless setings as a congig file on pc. So, next time we log in to the router that config file can be loaded.
1] Log in to the router.
2] Click on advanced tab from the top of the router page.
3] Click on configuration file option from the page.
4] There should be a option to 'save configuration file and 'load configuration' file.
12-04-2009 11:27 AM
If you do not have at least two game consoles behind this router, in your router go to Advanced -> UPnP and turn off UPnP in the router.
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12-04-2009 12:17 PM - edited 12-04-2009 12:18 PM
I blogged about a really odd bug I found in either Win7 and or the verizon fios router, check it out...
In a nutshell, double clicking on the router in the network area in my computer, killed the broadband pipe on the router until I hard reset the router.
The verizon rep said this was news to him and he escalated it internally but I wanted to throw it out there for anyone that runs into this
I have an Actiontec router, I tried what you did and got somewhat different results:
1) When I look at my network in Windows 7 I see "Wireless Broadband Router" not "Actiontec ...." Strange. But a right-click on the icon and selecting Properties does show the device as an Actionte.
2) The first time I double-clicked on the router icon, nothing happened, I still had internet connectivity.
3) When I double-clicked on the router icon a second time, I did lose internet connectivity as you did.
4) When I logged into the router it clearly said the WAN was disconnected, same as you.
5) I did a reboot of the router from within the router dialog. When it finished rebooting the WAN showed "connecting". After waiting a few minutes it showed "connected" and all worked normally. No hard reset required
That is strange that it does disable the WAN. But again I was able to get it back with just a reboot. I am one of the original FiOS internet users, I still have a PPPoE connection and my WAN is Ethernet not coax so that might explain the difference, I don't know.
But yeah, Verizon needs to fix that.
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