[Nelug] Do Routers go Bad?

Richard Patterson richard at helpquick.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 15:45:26 UTC 2007

Douglas Nisbet wrote:
> 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.
> 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).
Might be a silly question, but do you have a filter on the socket where
the phone is connected? (You need a filter on every socket that you use)

I have a SpeedTouch 536 router - It has a single Ethernet connection,
and that's it... you could borrow it for a short period.




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