Is there a way to connect a PC to the WAN port of the Router? It always shows me No Cable plugged in when I connect to my modem so I want to establish if the WAN port is in fact busted and I need to RMA the Router.
I've had DIR-855 for about 3 months now nicely working, but yesterday something strange happened. I lost the connection to the DSL modem.
But not just the connection, it says there is No Cable plugged in. After a few meager tries to fix it I resorted to a fresh start.
Modem -> Router -> 1 Wired LAN PC, nothing else.
No lights on the modem port and Router says No Cable plugged in.
Of course I suspect the cable and get my bunch of 15 cables and start trying. Not a single one of them works. Can't BE! So I tried 5 of the cables, PC -> Router LAN only. They all work!
Now I tried PC -> Router WAN port, still says No Cable connected. Is this even possible to connect this way? I tried with both Cross cable and normal, no difference. I gotta figure out if the port is really busted before I RMA.
Thank you in advance!
EDIT: Forgot to mention that I did indeed power cycle the Router, I Factory Reset the Router and tried both with factory settings and loading my saved setting back. No difference at all, still No Cable connected.