[sclug] Tinternet access problem

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Jul 27 13:46:59 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 01:45:53PM +0100, Alex Butcher wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jul 2009, Neil Haughton wrote:
>> I have a Netgear wireless router (DG834g) connected to my telephone line
> Note to people with experience of the DG834g and the way TalkTalk configure
> it; it does magic, like many D-Link ADSL devices and looks more like a modem
> than you'd expect compared with other routers;

It's a Netgear, not D-Link device.

> things like disconnecting when there are no active hosts behind it and
> suchlike. Personally, I dislike this, and I'm glad I'm still using my
> 2002-vintage ZyXEL that is a bog-standard bridge/router and behaves
> entirely as one would expect.

My parents don't seem to have that issue with the same router though
they do have instructions to reset it on the odd time "Google isn't

I'd suggest trying the other things listed here (i.e. keep the
connection up) before junking the router.

Also, if this is a condition which has developed recently then I have
seen things from my previous life providing people with ADSL where they
had issues with:
* Microfilters that had spontaneously died
* Water/rodents/children getting into wiring
* "Nothing's changed, nothing's changed, nothing's changed, oh except
  that new Sky box/phone/answerphone/fax we plugged in the other day
  without a filter".

The classic advice is to test by unscrewing the frontplate of the master
socket and plugging into the socket behind that directly with no other
devices plugged in and no filters.

Then you can start narrowing things down.

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