When I power up my modem, home network and machines, sometimes the machines don't connect to the internet. Why would this be happening? Is there anything I can do to intervene?
(See my setup below)
The order I usually choose for power up is:
- Switch on Modem and Bridge1 (both on same extension power block sockets). Modem boots
- Not waiting for modem to finish booting (all 5 lights green) I switch on Bridge2
- And straight after that I power up all three machines
- Once All powered up I then can see if they are on the internet or not (if not, the yellow warning hazard triangle symbol shows over the connection symbol)
- Then I may power up my NAS (which I think is irrelevant in this problem but included for completeness).
Details on hardware:
- Bridges are a 4 port
- Modem is Thompson speedtouch 580 ADSL with 4 x 100Mb/s ports and WiFi. Occasionally I have a HTC Desire Z phone and iPod touch connect to it, also a Revo Pico Radiostation internet radio. (But I feel their roles are irrelevant in this problem, here for completeness)
Added printer, again for completeness, don't think it causes the issue.
Topology: --------- Spare room: Lounge room: +---+ +---+ +-------+ Windows 7 32bit home--1Gbs----------+ B | | B +-100Mbs-+ Modem +-----> DSL line | r | | r | +-------+ MacBookPro (inc.Bootcamp w7Pro)-1Gbs+ i +-1Gbs-+ i | +------+ | d | | d +-1Gbs----------+ NAS + Toshiba NB100 XPHome--100Mbit/s-----+ g | | g | +--------+ +------+ | e | | e +100Mbs settop| Epson SX600FW print/scanner--100mbs-+ 2 + + 1 + +--------+ +---+ +---+ ((( HTC Desire Z ))) via wireless (occasionally) ((( iPod touch ))) via wireless (occasionally) ((( Revo Pico RadioStation internet radio ))) via wireless