Link light on netgear RP114 router constantly blinking

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  1. rigmah

    rigmah Senior member

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    I just got a used RP114 router from my friend. I connected my road runner cable modem to the WAN port the the router. The link light on the WAN port keeps on blinking but when i connect the cable modem directly to my PC, the conenction is stable. I tried conecting 2 computers to the router and the internet on both is very erratic.

    please help

    thanks
    rigmah
     
  2. Jeff7

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    Just figured I'd add in that the Link light on both my cable modem and my router are constantly blinking, even if none of the computers are on. I don't know why, but I don't seem to be having any problems.
     
  3. rigmah

    rigmah Senior member

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    check your cable, the link status should be always on once you connect the router to the modem.
     
  5. rigmah

    rigmah Senior member

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    i tried a few cables and i get the same result. I heard something about straight through and crossover cables. which one should i be using?
     
  6. Kingofcomputer

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    the router manual suggests to use the cable provided from your dsl provider that originally connected the modem to the computer, the wiring could be non-standard, so this cable must work for the modem to router's wan port as for model to computer.
     
  7. BillZR

    BillZR Junior Member

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    I have a Netgear RP114 router which works fine as a LAN but I cannot connect to the internet with it
    I am using a Macintosh G4 OS9.2 which I can get to internet when wired directly to cable modem
    When i wire it up my LNK light on the WAN port only blinks and will not come on solid

    Sounds like a similar problem
    Someone suggested low signal strength but don't know how to test this

     
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