Alright, so I'm running on Windows 7 64-bit, my connection is wired, and as you can tell from the topic title, my router is the Verizon Actiontec MI424WR. I'm running a FiOS connection.
Anyway, something pretty odd has been happening recently. I've provided a few screenshots below to show you exactly what is confusing me.
First, here's the Network section of my router, and as you can see, I'm connected locally (obviously) and simply waiting for DHCP to assign an external IP address so I can connect to the internet, all seems to be working fine, and I just have to wait a minute or so, right?
Wrong! As you can see in the second image, it says it's "connected", but then inexplicably, automatically switches to PPPoE, despite the fact that I had it disabled.
This struck me as odd, because my connection isn't even configured for PPPoE, I know this because whenever I was sucessfully connected in the past, it was through DHCP.
So, next, I went into the settings for "Broadband Connection (Ethernet/Coax)"
Well, here's my problem, I'm shown as "connected" but still don't have an IP Address! It's almost like the router kept trying to get an IP Address, but eventually just gave up. (For the record, the drop-down menu where it says "No IP Address" only changes to that after DHCP fails.)
Well, after the router finishes messing around with PPPoE and fails... it goes back to the first image and tries getting a DHCP Lease again. Yet, nothing changes, nothing starts working, I still don't get an IP Address ever, and it just keeps doing this over and over again.
Anybody have any idea what the problem might be? This is super frustrating.
Edited by vigorousjammer, 05 April 2014 - 05:29 PM.