Originally Posted by tarl_cabot
For some reason, my router got stupid...nothing new there, I know.
So, reset router.
Replay couldn't connect to network after many many tries
Said fine, switch to MODEM
Ok, couldn't connect, but there's no #'s for it anyway, so not a surprise
Said switch to Ethernet
It connects, eventually, and gets an IP from the router
it cannot seem to connect to the internet.
I checked the settings, and initially they all looked good (connecting into LaHo as I have been for a long time now), but it still failed. Selected to have it show me 'Details', and the stupid thing has on it's own set the DNS servers to 18.104.22.168 and 76
I have since found that no matter what I do, I canNOT get the damned thing back into manual settings mode for the Ethernet data. I must be missing something somewhere, but it's been making me nuts for over an hour.
I finally pulled the plug on my router, again, and told the Replay to connect...now when it couldn't get an IP from DHCP, the manual settings re-appeared. Rebooted router and manually entered the CORRECT data, AGAIN. Tried to connect...got an IP...
and failed to connect to the internet, again
Checked Details, and the freaking thing is back to 22.214.171.124 and 76
of course, trying to connect again (and again and again), just has it fail again (and.....) and I cannot find WHERE I can tell the stupid thing the CORRECT DNS values...it is defaulting back to MODEM (hence the DNS's I think) and the only choice I'm given is to switch to ethernet, and begin this living hell all over.
If I EXIT the switching to ethernet (because it 'could not access the Internet'), it defaults back to MODEM. If I don't EXIT, it just tries over and over to connect, but cannot (because of the wrong DNS) and will not ever let me manually enter the right DNS unless I unplug ethernet and have it try again...
There seems to have been an easier way to get to manual entry, but since I'm stuck now in MODEM land, I am feeling very twisting in the wind-ish.
What am I missing here?
Device was failing every time it tried to connect to server.
As part of debugging effort, switched to dial-in/MODEM
Switching back to Ethernet and entering all previous IP information fails
->gets an IP, but 'cannot connect to internet' and fails with only options being Details/Try again/Exit
Checking settings (details), I see all the RIGHT information is there..so don't know why it failed to conn to internet
Select 'try again' and it will fail again.
Check settings THIS time, and see it has now auto-loaded the old Replay service DNS data
Any attempt to try again from here fails because it's trying to conn to old Replay DNS...and never gives me an option to enter the RIGHT DNS servers data (again).
Only way I've found to get manual entry page back is to unplug ethernet and try to connect (e.g.: once it gets an IP from DHCP, it locks in the addresses..must FAIL to get an IP to let you get to manual entry page).
Trying to connect after this first failure and fall-back to Replay servers is endless loop of failure
Exiting Ethernet connect defaults back to MODEM.
Rebooted (leaning on PWR button), etc. doesn't get me anywhere.
Of course, part of my debugging included wiping the channel guide, so now I have nothing and no way to get data from server since damned thing won't connect at all...
Really really tired of this...