Hi. Had been using this HG556 for about 3 months, good as gold. Then suddenly developed this extremely annoying intermittant problem. When browsing the internet, sometimes (about once every 15 minutes) won't go to a URL (e.g. Geekzone, stuff.co.nz, facebook etc.) Will go to a different URL OK. Reload offending page about 3 or 4 times and will then work. Error message depends on web browser being used. Chrome says DNS problem, IE just say check settings etc. Sorry being vague about exact error message, but chucked the thing in the junk cupboard in fustration about a month ago. Does this on 3 different computers, wireless and wired. Did a firmware upgrade, put everything back to factory default etc, still erratic.
Pinging the URL in dos also makes it go eventually. Starting to think it is a hardware problem as web interface starts to slow down, eventually becomes unresponsive. Have to reboot it.
Only way to keep the family happy was to use my old Thomson ADSL and use the HG556 as a wireless access point only.
Getting sync of 7.7meg down, 700k up (exchange is not ADSL 2, third world country!)
Anyone else had this sort of problem with the HG556? (and yes have even tried isolation testing)