Have an interesting one here.
Was just onsite with a client who has one of the new PACE V5542 modems from Telecom/Xtra. Looks like it will handle all connections types a la Fritzbox and seems to have a good wireless modem. Interface isn't bad.
This is a brand new building and cabling, client has just purchased three new PCs/Laptops.
Client runs Line of Business app that is based around MS SQL Express, running from one of the machines which has a static IP (192.168.1.100)
When plugged into the Pace modem the ODBC connection from any of the other PC's to the "server" fails.
I tried to ping the "server" machine using its netbios name "Reception" and ping returned the Pace's IP address not the pc address.
Swapped out for a test modem and all works fine
Use the IP address instead of the netbios name in ODBC and all works fine
The only other factor is that their internet is currently down ( phone lines only came on-line late this afternoon)
So it looks like the Pace is returning its IP for any DNS queries. Now this may be due to the internet being down (will post update when internet is up) but was wondering if anyone else had struck this issue? Is this by design?
If this is standard practice for this unit then i can see a lot of problems in the future
I also turned off all UPnP, media sharing etc just incase this was it.
Please no suggestions for replacement modems, am aware of most of them but would like to resolve this particular issue without selling the client another unit unless absolutely necessary :)