well, went to a verizon store and replaced my REV. C MI424WR that was causing SLOW download speeds, they gave me a new in box MI424WR REV. E, plugged it in all in as usual... ORANGE internet LED, stays orange, never goes green. I tried unplugging the power for 2 minutes, flashing the firmware, stays orange.... put back in my old router (old d-link, not wireless or coax), internet works just fine... so guess this new one they gave me is DOA. I'll have to go back to the verizon store and try again... ugh, such a hassle!
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The old router (the one with slow download) was unplugged all day yesterday, wouldn't that be long enough to release the DHCP? Between the time the old router was unplugged and the new replacement router was plugged in for the first time, was a good 8 hours... I figured that was long enough? I didn't hook up the d-link until AFTER I was having trouble with the new replacement router. Am I missing something?
well well welll.... as my very last resort before I was going to take back the replacement router, I rebooted the ONT, unplugged the power from the wall, and unplugged the backup battery for at least a minute... and then I tried the replacement router again, the internet LED was orange for a little bit... and BAM... green! I was shocked to say the least.
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Also, my speeds are normal again with the new router... over 40 down, over 30 up.... NICE!