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- 15-04-13, 08:03 PM #1
My internet connection has been dropping constantly over the last couple of days. All of my devices connected through wi-fi are still "Locally Connected" but not connected to the internet.
Some of the other posts mention a firmwire issue?
I have rebooted, changed channels etc. basic stuff with no avail.
- 15-04-13, 09:39 PM #2
Re: Internet Disconnecting
Your profile indicates that you have the Netgear DG934G. There aren't any current reports of firmware issues for this router.
I would be more inclined to check out the router for other things, such as the PSU or to see if you have the same problem when using it at a friend's home or their router at yours. Also can you check to see if there is any noise on your telephone line? Finally can you please ensure that you are plugged into the Master Socket, not an extension, actually do this bit first.
Sky User - How to test your Master Socket
Extensions frequently cause problems and should be avoided. If you can, try to use the Test Socket to carry out the tests.
Once you have established that you are using the Master Socket, can you perform a 'quiet line test'. To do this, using a corded telephone, dial '1' and listen for any noise on the line. You may hear a faint hiss in the background or that of a high-pitched fax machine. This is fine. What isn't good would be a loud hiss or any clicking, particularly if a tree or something is brushing against the overhead telephone line in time with the wind.
If this is the case, give your line provider a call and let them know. If you have Sky Talk, then this would be Sky, provided that it isn't calls only.
If you have a spare PSU from another router (check that the power specs are the the same) could you plug that PSU in to see if it works better?
If this resolves the issue, give Sky a call and they can send out a new PSU.
Swapping the routers around isn't a major issue. The Sky routers have login details unique to the Sky router. It is fine to plug your router into another place that has Sky Broadband. This would quickly confirm whether or not your router is at fault. Plugging their router into your connection would also quickly confirm whether or not your connection has an issue that would require a call to sky to arrange for BTO to make suitable repairs.
- 16-04-13, 12:40 PM #3
Re: Internet DisconnectingMy internet connection has been dropping constantly over the last couple of days. All of my devices connected through wi-fi are still "Locally Connected" but not connected to the internet.