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Author Topic: Wireless IP Address Cycling Between A VAlid Address and 0.0.0.0  (Read 4372 times)

blackie

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Wireless IP Address Cycling Between A VAlid Address and 0.0.0.0
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »

I am using a DIR-655 B1 at rev 2.11NA. I am accessing NETFLIX from my Sony Bravia 55" flat screen TV. It quite often gets into a loading and playing, loading and playing, etc. mode. Watching it makes you sea sick. Other times we go weeks without a problem.

I logged into my router and observed the wireless IP address for the TV cycle back and forth from a valid IP address and 0.0.0.0 - does this indicate that the TV and router are connecting and disconcerting? (In other words, my problem with NETFLIX?).

My signal strength is cycling between 94-100% (down to 88% sometimes). The data rate cycles between 52-96 MBS.

Any suggestions appreciated!
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Re: Wireless IP Address Cycling Between A VAlid Address and 0.0.0.0
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 05:03:08 PM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?


How far away is the TV from the router?

Router and Wired Configurations
Some things to try: - Log into the routers web page at 192.168.0.1. Use IE, Opera or FF to manage the router.
  • Turn off ALL QoS or Disable Traffic Shaping (DIR only) GameFuel (DGL only and if ON.) options, Advanced/QoS or Gamefuel.
  • Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option under Setup/Internet/Manual or under Setup/PARENTAL CONTROL/Set to>None: Static IP or Obtain Automatically From ISP.
  • Enable Use Unicasting (compatibility for some ISP DHCP Servers) under Setup/Internet/Manual.
  • Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking. Link>Finding Faster DNS Addresses using Name Bench
  • Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router. Setup/Networking. This ensures each devices gets its own IP address when turned on and connected, eliminates IP address conflicts and helps in troubleshooting.
  • Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
  • If IPv6 is an option on the router, select Local Connection Only or Disable IPv6 options under Setup/IPv6.
  • Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP under Advanced/Firewall. Enable or Disable SPI to test.
  • Enable uPnP and Multi-cast Streaming under Advanced/Networking. Disable uPnP for testing Port Forwarding rules. Enable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming for routers that have a Media Server option. Disable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming if IPv6 or Media Server is not being used.
  • Turn off WISH, and WPS under Advanced.
  • WAN Port Speed set to Auto or specific speed? Some newer ISP modems support 1000Mb so manually setting to Gb speeds can be supported by the router. Advanced/Advanced Networking/WAN Port Speed
  • Set current Time Zone, Date and Time. Use an NTP Server feature. Tools/Time.

Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations and Managing Signal Congestion and Good Neighbour Policy
  • Ensure the default (dlink) SSID name is changed. Can be anything and not something thats already in use by any neighboring WiFi routers. Under Setup/Wireless/Manual.
  • What wireless modes are you using?
  • 2.4Ghz Routers only: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N?
  • Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz or try 20Mhz only.
  • Try setting a manual Channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear.
  • What security mode are you using? Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only. Some WiFi adapters don't support AES, so you might want to try TPIK only or Auto TPIK and AES.
  • What wireless devices do you have connected?
  • Any cordless house phones?
  • Any other WiFi routers in the area? Link> Use InSSIDer to find out. How many?
  • If you have any of these options, Try turning OFF or ON Short GI, WLAN Partition, HT 20/40 Co-exhistance and Extra Wireless Protection if you have it. Recommended settings are default. Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.
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Re: Wireless IP Address Cycling Between A VAlid Address and 0.0.0.0
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 11:52:34 AM »

Thanks for the greeting!

I think I have solved my immediate problem by locking in to channel 1 only and moving my TV receiver dongle around - we will see.

However - my question had more to do with the routers firmware. That is - what does the IP address of 0.0.0.0 mean when it shows up as the address of my TV in the wireless status window? I assume the programmers of the firmware are trying to say something - what is it they are trying to say? (The address starts out as an OK address - cycles between that an the 0 address - and finally locks in on a solid 0 - but it seems to keep working).

Any idea what the firmware is trying to say?
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Re: Wireless IP Address Cycling Between A VAlid Address and 0.0.0.0
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 12:34:21 PM »

I've seen this before on routers...usually that the device attempted to connect and didn't get an IP address or the device is connected and is getting a IP address by other means, like via a Bridge AP or the device didn't connect correct.
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