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Master Geek
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Topic # 85582 21-Jun-2011 19:12 Send private message

I'm using a AG310 and a TP-Link wireless N router running DD-WRT and have recently had issues where internet just plainly times out.

The Ag310 doesn't appear to switch off or power cycle, but I simply lose an internet connection. Initially what happened was as soon as I tried to use VFX (both outgoing and incoming), after about talking for a minute the entire internet connection would fail.

In terms of trouble shooting, I decided that the 15m telephone cable extension might be a problem and so I temporarily moved the modem right next to the phone jack while I ordered a custom made BT to RJ11 cable.

During this time I experienced no problems at all.

After I got my 7m custom cable and moved the modem and router back to their original position, everything worked fine until a couple days ago. While initially(back when I had the extension cable) everytime I used VFX the same problem would present, now it is intermittent and sometimes the internet connection even disconnects without any VFX activity(it also sometimes works for long periods without any problems).

Xnet did a 24 hour line analysis and noted around 9 disconnections in that period. Many were in the wee hours where there was no internet/VFX activity.

Hope you guys have some ideas.

Cheers.

EDIT: Just observed the AG310 when this happened, first the Internet light goes off, and then the LED for DSL goes off. All other activity lights stay on - few minutes after I hang up phone DSL and internet lights come back on.

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  Reply # 484328 22-Jun-2011 12:41 Send private message

It could be a power supply that is failing slowly. The highest power draw from the modem will be when a voice call is connected, so it makes sence that that is when the problem first showed up. You may find that it is also temperature sensitive, hence the problems in the middle of the night.

If possible, grab another modem, and see what happens with the disconections (even if it doesn't have the VOIP side of things going), just to confirm the problem is with your modem.

If another modem works fine, then try a factory reset on yours (you will have to set it up again from scratch), or borrow a power supply from something else to test with. From memory, they are 12VDC, min 1.25A.



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  Reply # 484613 22-Jun-2011 20:09 Send private message

Awesome, new power supply from DSE seems to have done the trick. I even noted the LED activity lights are much brighter. You were spot on with your diagnosis. Many thanks

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  Reply # 484662 22-Jun-2011 21:15 Send private message

Excellent Cool

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