First time here. Hope you guys can help me out.
I have a wireless network that connects two computers, two phones and the xbox. It's a Motorola modem connected to a Linksys Router (model: WRT54G2 V1).
Everything was fine until a couple of weeks ago when the router, apparently, started crashing. Everything connected to the network had internet connection except for two details: 1) The xbox was the only device that couldn't connect 2) the router couldn't connect to its own http://192.168.1.1/ admin panel. This means that I could browse the web on all devices but somehow the router "lost' the IP address used in the network (I know it sounds crazy, but let's move forward).
If I reset the router (not a full reset but just unplugging/plugging it back in), everything went back to normal. Every device, including the xbox, was connected. With the xbox I could stay connected as long as I wanted, but as soon as I turn it off, then back on, it wouldn't connect to Xbox Live so I had to reset the router again. I use the xbox mostly to watch movies on Netflix and, as you may have guessed, this is quite annoying.
I called Cisco and they shamelessly said that the router probably had "hardware issues" and that I had to replace it from my own pocket because the warranty has expired. I'm trying to exhaust any other solution because, to me, it simply doesn't make sense that every other device in the house works except for the xbox.
Have you guys heard about this before? What can I do?
My ISP is Time Warner, xbox has been updated to the latest, router's firmware is also updated and we have two Macs and two iPhones. I'm not even sure what other info I could give you.