I'm having a lot of trouble getting this router to pull an IP and hold it from Mediacom. I first setup the router stand alone, not connected to the modem. When I finally hooked it up to the Cisco DCP3K and checked the Netgear status, it shows no Internet connection. Long story short, I fiddled with it for hours and finally decided to reset the Netgear and start from scratch. Shockingly after power cycling the Cisco and waiting for a while to hook up the newly reset Netgear, it pulled an IP to the router and I had Internet access. However, I did notice that in the Netgear settings, it hand't pulled or at least showed any DNS addresses, just a new IP/gateway from MC. Then when I rebooted the Netgear again it lost it's IP from MC and I'm right back where I started.
I know MC long since stopped with the MAC address registration stuff but for some reason I can't get the Netgear to acuire (except once) an IP or a MAC. The only odd thing is that my old router IP from MC was a 173.30.223 block and the brief time I had an IP on the new R7000 it was a 50.82 block. Also, when I bypass the router and go straight to my desktop, I have perfect Internet and it also pulls a 50.82 block.
Near as I can tell there is nothing wrong with the new R7000 but I just can't get it to pull and hold an IP/MAC. I tried calling MC tech but they have another issue in my area and aren't even accepting calls right now. I suppose that could be the reason my router can't get a stable IP but whenever I go straight from the cisco modem to my desktop it works perfectly.
Thanks for any tips,