I also have a cable modem with a BEFSR81 router. The router keeps going off line about once per day. I have to unplug it and plug it back in to reset it, then it's OK. Anyone having this problem or have a soultion for it?
My problem is that I have to reboot (unplug / replug) my cable modem to achieve my internet speed back. I am using a major cable internet supplier with a router for my 3 computors (XP-OS). After 24 hours or so my connection slows down and rebooting the Modem, router brings my speed right back. I have a static router but get a new IP address everytime I reboot the modem. I can assure you I have no viruses and use the lastest def's from Ad-adware SE daily. In addition it happens on all 3 computors or even a freshly reformated hard-drive. All the friends / family I set up with this ISP suppllier (with zone alarm, no router) do not have this problem. I am under the impresssion that I do not need a firewall as my router reasinges a IP address and Hackers can not write to a router. If I bypass the router I will get spammed messeages on my desktop within a hour or so.I have 2 theroies on this.
1-My internet supplier sees my router, and since they do not allow this lowers my bandwidth
2- "spider" hacker programs see my IP address on the router, attempts to write to it and gets stuck there.
I know other people must be having this problem, so please post this message.