So I went ahead and got a new modem so I wouldn't have to lease from Comcast anymore.
I've got a spiffy new (white) Motorola Surfboard eXtreme SB 6141.
Plugged it in, made a quick call to Comcast to let them know about my new equipment & the corresponding S/N and MAC ID.
30 minutes later I plug my computer directly into the new modem and I'm back on the Internet without any issues.
However, I do need to plug in my old router, a Belkin F7D2301 v1 that's been laying around for about a month. My wife needs the wi-fi.
I reset it (mostly because I don't remember all my log-in and/or other credentials) connect it to the new modem and then plug every thing into that (Blu-Ray player, my desktop, etc) the way I had done so previously.
However, when I log in to adjust / tweak every thing, I keep getting a message that reads: "Cannot connect to the firmware information server, please double check the WAN connection."
I do the obligatory Google search, looking for something obvious like, "flush your DNS" or "wiggle the green wire" etc but I'm still coming up empty.
Anyone encounter something like this? With a possible resolve, hopefully. I seem to recall (although it's been awhile) that I simply plugged all my machines into this router previously, logged in and tweaked stuff and I was on my way. It worked as little as about one month ago.
I took a screen shot of my Home Page and all the settings but wasn't sure if I should post that here - would that be giving away something too personal, or can I post that safely? It's got all the standard info:
- Version Info
- LAN Settings
- Internet Settings - which shows my WAN MAC Address & Connection Type: Dynamic but all zeros in the WAN IP & Subnet Mask, Default Gateway & DNS Address
So there you go. Appreciate any tips and/or advice if you've got it. Headed off to work but will be back early tomorrow morning (Weds) Eastern Standard Time.