Performance has been really good, we slightly exceed the rated 100/50 Mbps on Ethernet speed tests, and have only a slight drop in performance when testing on wifi.
However we have been suffering wifi outages since the change, and today we have suffered from two complete outages (WiFi and Ethernet)
Restarting the router seems fixes the problems (for a few hours), hence I initially blame the HG659.
Network summary: ONT in garage cabinet, Patched into cat6 in wall cabling to the router in the office. Router has 1 laptop, a Printer, a Qnap NAS, and a Tplink 8 port gigabit switch (located in garage cabinet, connected to router via in wall cat 6). The switch has a TV and an Amazon fire on it (again via in wall cable runs).
On Wifi we have: 3x smartphones, 1x tablet, 2x Laptops (plus the wired one sometimes), the router has in its memory 4 more wifi devices from when we had guests.
All settings on the HG659 are stock, our last router (a Tplink TD-W8960N, on ADSL) was stable.
Does anybody have any ideas on how best to solve this? Would any of the following help?
- Try the Vodafone help-desk.
- Request New HG659 from Vodafone.
- Turn off HG659 WiFi and separate access point (perhaps my old TP-Link router)
- Move Ethernet devices from the router to the switch.
- Replace cat5e patch leads with cat6
- Get a decent high end consumer Router & Access point or All in One. (I have had lots of stability issues with the cheap routers given away with ADSL installs, and swapping in my high end (at the time) TP-Link has solved these issues in three successive dwellings. - Some of the best money I spent was on this, But I think it is now to old for UFB)
Any ideas? My partner wants her ADSL back...