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Router suddenly losing its IP

Windows Xp Pro-SP2, Cable Internet, Linksys BEFSR41 router (DHCP enabled).

Suddenly the router lose its IP address, in the status area (of the router) its only listed as 0.0.0.0

Called the ISP, they said everything is normal.
Tried to connect the PC directly to the Cable Modem, able to browse the internet... (so its true that is not cable connection/ISP problem)

Fixed by requesting the ISP to 'Clear Host'

My questions are:
Why this happened? and
How to prevent it from happening again?

Thank You

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(NT) (NT) Firmware updated to the latest?
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Yes Michael, its the latest and..

only by requesting the ISP to 'clear host' solved the problem.

Thanks

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I am a little unclear as to....

the meaning of "request the ISP to clear host". Could this mean a DHCP release/renew operation?

On a side note, it is not unusual for a cable connection to be lost during the day if work is being done by the cable company.

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