[Nelug] Do Routers go Bad?

Douglas Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 16:48:22 UTC 2007

Richard Mortimer wrote:
>> -----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.
I agree. But when I try different filters (three tried, 4 if you include 
the one on the baseplate) the problem persists. At the moment the master 
line box has the front off so that I'm dealing with the main socket and 
all internal wiring disconnected. I have tried various combinations of 
filters. To be honest I expected it to be a filter but it's pointing 
more to the router, phone, or line.

When I go off-hook I can hear hiss. When I switch off the router the 
hiss disappears.  I've tried it with different handsets too.

There is a bit of history to this issue and I'm deeply suspicious of 
some of the timings; e.g. work on LLU at the local exchange, but I'm 
trying to take a structured approach and eliminate variables so that I 
make some progress.


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