I just set up my LAN (2 computers, both Windows XP) with Charter Cable. In addition to the Charter modem I have a 4-port router sold under the CompUSA brand.
Problem: Once connected to the internet everything is good; when I close down my computers at night I leave the modem and router switched on. In the morning when I power up the computers there is no internet connection until I power re-cycle both the modem and router. I do not have to shut down the computers; they both go online when the router and modem re-power.
Neither Charter nor the router mfg considers this their problem, saying that since I do have an internet connection the fault isn't with their respective equipment.
I can live with the extra steps if I have to, but it doesn't seem right. Thanks for any reply.