Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:18 PM
Our home network is a bit odd because for some reason the ISP decided to set up the DSL modem as the router and DHCP server which pretty much leaves the wireless router as a WAP and 5-port switch. This leads to some frustrating DHCP issues where the modem doesn't respond to requests for an IP address, especially from wireless devices, or causes conflicting IP addresses. We're planning to get a technician from the ISP to let us set up DHCP reservations for the commonly used devices on our network and shift the scope up so it doesn't cover those addresses.
Another problem I haven't been able to diagnose is rather odd: some websites such as Engadget, CNN, BBC and Weather.com don't seem to render properly; there appears to be no CSS formatting, or will simply return a 404. Usually the problem is fixed by refreshing the page, which works well enough on our computers where the page isn't loaded from the cache when the refresh button is pressed. However, mobile devices such as my iPod don't seem to follow this line of thinking, and therefore the cache must be manually cleared in order to get the page to load and render. I can't seem to figure out what's causing the problem. If I use my iPod to connect to a network elsewhere, the problem doesn't occur.
Linksys router BEFW11S4, SpeedStream DSL Modem 5660.