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Anyone Give advice???
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- 18-10-06, 05:09 PM #1
Anyone Give advice???
I have been connected to Sky broadband for about a month now, I am still having probs with my router dropping the line, the i symbol stays lit and green but if i look at my connection within my router it say LDP is disconnected and trys to connect again.
Sometimes it will disconnect about 5 or 6 times a night and somenights it will only drop out once or twice. It is getting anoying now playing on Xbox live and keep getting kicked out....
I have read that having the router on an extension cable can cause problems so i have moved it directly to a walk socket, but still the problem occurs.
Or that it is the exchange dropping the line to get a better handshaking speed and connection, which i can understand for a few days but not after 3 to 4 weeks.
I am not having issues connecting wirelessly to it, it just seems to be the Link end of the line..
Anyone got any ideas???
- 18-10-06, 05:18 PM #2
Dropping noise margin in the evening.
Reboot your router when you lose connection.
Keep doing it until it doesn't drop off anymore.
Don't then turn your router off at all.
Improving your filtering (filtered faceplate will help).
Router Freeze, Loss of Connection Possible Fix
Last edited by Saturday; 18-10-06 at 05:21 PM.
- 18-10-06, 05:19 PM #3
i have had the same trouble ,the result is a drop lower line speed for more stabilty
- 18-10-06, 05:25 PM #4
you change the line speed through the router config then?
- 18-10-06, 05:28 PM #5
No. The reduced line speed is a consequence of syncing at a lower noise margin.
I condensed at least 50 previous posts into my reply a few posts above to give you the gist - and pointed you at a sticky. Reading would help you understand.
Edit: You may also benefit from turning off UPnP in your router.
Last edited by Saturday; 18-10-06 at 05:45 PM.
- 18-10-06, 05:33 PM #6
I had exactly the same issues as this until I disconnected the ring wire at the master socket. Since I did this, about 48 hours ago, I have not dropped the link once and on most of the speedtest sites I am getting between a 9 and 10meg link.
There details of how to do this are elsewhere on this forum and it took me about 5 minutes.
Still a little early to say I have a stable and fast link but.......
Worth a try as it costs nothing!!
- 18-10-06, 05:43 PM #7
Fitting a filtered faceplate takes out much of the interference (noise) originating from within the home. A common contributor to the noise is the ringwire which for example can act as a giant AM radio aerial. By disconnecting the ring wire you've obviously removed the problem in your home circuit. However, that won't be the case in every home - there may be other causes.
A filtered faceplate costs <£15 fitted and will fix everything noise related that is easily possible to be fixed - it also removes the need for dongle filters on every phone. Cutting the ringwire costs nothing but only fixes that noise problem.
Remember that any old phones fitted without a ringwire wont ring unless also having a dongle filter fitted.
- 19-10-06, 11:56 AM #8
Cheers, I'll give it a go when i get home. Thanks for you advice I'll let you know how i get on.