Sky Broad - The "good", the BAD and the UGLY
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- 04-09-06, 08:28 PM #21Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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i had a similar problem, it was a faulty filter and the fact that i had a dect phone
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- 04-09-06, 08:36 PM #22
- 04-09-06, 08:38 PM #23
Thanks, I was just wanting to understand why this would be beneficial. I am a bit dizzy sometimes!
- 04-09-06, 09:17 PM #24
Your suggestion may help in some instances, but here is the reason why it is not applicable to me....
True, my Desktop PC is running a firewall (CA eTrust which is based on ZoneAlarm). I'd be more than happy to try your suggestion but my laptop is not running any firewall whatsoever and I am not able to access the internet or the router's config settings when the problems occur.
Initially I did suspect a prob with my desktop, but having introduced my laptop into the equation has proved otherwise. This was confirmed by one of Sky's more technically aware people who said it was probably a faulty router. I was told that a replacement router would be sent out as a matter of urgency. More than 1 week later - no replacement router.
I too have a Dect phone and again, this could possibly cause some issues - particularly with the wireless side of things (I hardly use wireless at home BTW). However, the fact that I plug directly into the router and yet I still cannot access the router config again suggests a fault with the router.
- 04-09-06, 09:30 PM #25
I have tested the stats on my main/master BT socket and there is not much difference from the socket upstairs....
Attenuation D:42.0db U:23.5db (both exactly same as upstairs)
Noise Margin D:16.1db (18.5db upstairs) U:9.0db (same as upstairs)
- 04-09-06, 09:34 PM #26
Exactly the same happened to me it effected both my pc's after the 5-10 minutes i cudnt access the internet or router interface from both pc's when i opened a browser they were blank as if froze eventually showing page cant be displayed but the procedure cured my problem completely it is worth a try it sounds bizarre but it has worked twice for me,
If your firewall is based on Zonealarm ide give it a try, anyway hope u solve it
- 04-09-06, 09:46 PM #27
Is the connection still dropping?
- 04-09-06, 09:58 PM #28
Well, I've been online for just over an hour now - so far, so good.
I am using my laptop only (plugged directly into router) and my dekstop is NOT connected. Router still plugged in downstairs which is not ideal as my desktop is not wireless enabled plus the location of the master BT socket is not ideal.
Maybe I should try using my latop plugged into router running from the socket upstairs tomorrow evening and see what happens.
I have had this length of uninterrupted service using my desktop previously, but then I have also experinced interruptions every 5 minutes or less.
- 04-09-06, 11:26 PM #29
You will have to disable the firewall on ur desktop and after a while enable it again on low or the equivalant till its stable but u will have to do the procedure again if u alter any settings in ur router.
all the best
- 04-09-06, 11:49 PM #30
As the router has it's own firewall (which I assume is more than adequate) would I be advised to disable the software one I have installed as part of Apple OSX? I'm thinking being "double fire walled" may present, among other problems, issues with my Bit Torrent trackers. Or is there nothing wrong taking a belts and braces attitude and having both hard and soft firewalls running?