I have this problem, which I’ve worked around so far, but it’s
frankly driving me mad.
It all started, as it always does, with a boy and his
dream to upgrade. So, I went out and bought a Motorola SBG6580 to replace my
Comcast craptastic modem and Belkin wireless router. I installed it and got Comcast
to recognize the modem and all that. Then the problems start:
There are three things hooked into the modem/router. Two
desktops and one Blu-Ray player, all but one of the desktops works through the
SBG6580. The desktop that won’t work through the SBG just won’t detect or adapt
to the new IP address. It refuses to.
Here comes the fun part. If I run the old (Belkin) router into
the new (SBG6580) and plug the one desktop that won’t connect through the
SBG6580 into the Belkin it will work.
What I would like to achieve is to just use the SBG6580 and not
the janky work-around I have now.
I have troubleshot this to death with both Comcast’s Signature
Support and Motorola’s crappy techs. I have tried them both now twice. Motorola’s
support is good for people trying to set things up, but not up to the task of
in-depth problem solving. Comcast was pretty decent and they helped me get to
the work around.
I have tried resetting modem, all sorts of IP renews, some crazy
command prompt commands that I didn't even know existed.
One thing that I think might be throwing the wrench in this is I
have the two desktops set up as a home network through Windows 7. I have no
idea how I did this as it was a long time ago. I think I somehow told my one desktop
to only recognize the Belkin router? I don’t know. It’s crazy.
I have run out of bullets and before my cheap butt pays some
tech to come out to my pad and silently judge my massive porn browsing history to fix this I thought I would turn to the
internet. Please help!
While I am not a total NOOB here, it would best if you would explain
any troubleshooting tips as you would to a particularly gifted child or a golden
retriever. Also, I almost posted this in the Win 7 forums, but went with Networking, so please move if you feel it should be moved. (Not like you need my permission.)