Hi, DSL user here posting for my daughter who has Comcast Digital cable TV and Internet.
I recently connected a Netgear router for her, installing the router after the modem, and before the desktop (and wireless laptop).
Upon initial connection/setup, everything seemed to be in order as both computers were able to connect online, go to various sites and also I network shared files between the two computers with No difficulty.
After I left her place feeling accomplished, it seems *NOW* she is only able to connect to certain limited sites, but *NOT* to ALL!! She cannot for example, access her hotmail account along with very many other sites! She can however access E-Bay and Newegg, Google etc. Some of the sites load in a very limited what she calls "primitive" state with NO pictures etc.
By phone, I had her disconnect from the router and plug directly into the desktop from the cable modem, and all is fine! She then can access any site without a problem.
So somewhere in the Netgear router lies the problem?? As I have said, I am familiar with SBC/Ameritech DSL. This is all Very strange for me to hear since with DSL, it is ALL or NOTHING!!!
Can someone here point out to me what might be a probable cause or setting with the Netgear router, that might be affecting her ability to access *all* Internet sites while using the Netgear router?
For example: Is Comcast a Static or Dynamic ISP ? I have left default *Dynamic* in Netgear Router`s Basic setup Interface.
Thanks for any insight into this matter from any experienced Comcast Internet/Router users