[Nelug] Do Routers go Bad?
dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 17:05:04 UTC 2007
Richard Patterson wrote:
> 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)
Definitely. (Not a silly question I mean, but definitely got filters
(different vendors too). It's completely 'stripped down' at the moment
anyway to try and eliminate variables. One phone, one router, one
> I have a SpeedTouch 536 router - It has a single Ethernet connection,
> and that's it... you could borrow it for a short period.
That would be absolutely great. I'd be very grateful. I'd probably only
need it for a few minutes to see if it also provided hiss, a bit longer
to see whether it was stable. Would between two monthly meetings be too
long? Is it the model at
Is this a spare? Perhaps I could buy it off you if it works ok with my
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