[Nelug] Do Routers go Bad?

Richard Mortimer richm at oldelvet.org.uk
Tue Mar 13 11:47:02 UTC 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: nelug-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk 
> [mailto:nelug-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On Behalf Of Douglas Nisbet
> Sent: 13 March 2007 11:21
> To: North East Linux User Group mailing list
> Subject: [Nelug] Do Routers go Bad?
> Or is it my exchange? Line? BT? Or something else...
> I've had a few problems with my broadband and I need to check 
> whether my 
> router is not helping. It hasn't packed up. Working fine but 
> retraining 
> several times a day. That could be the exchange, which according to 
> http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/ (NEDU exchange) is at capacity.
Does the router disconnect when you get/make a phone call? If so then
that suggests some problem with the wiring/filters. My parents had that
problem when they connected their answering machine directly to the line
rather that through a filter.

> I've noticed hissing on the line which dissapears when  I 
> disconnect the 
> router. So I tried three spare filters and the hiss is still 
> there when 
> the router is connected. It didn't always do this. I'm reluctant to 
> think that the router is failing, and think it's unlikely it 
> would fail 
> 'gradually'. It's a Zyxel Prestige P652R-11 (which is 
> discontinued now).
Again that may suggest that you have somehow managed to get a phone
that isn't filtered from the ADSL traffic.


> It's a long shot but does anyone have a spare ADSL router 
> that I could 
> borrow to check whether it's my router or the line?
> dougie

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