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# 82297 26-Apr-2011 22:57
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Hi there.

During today I have had random disconnections with my Internet when downloading a couple of torrents. I installed the final version of Internet Explorer 9 last night and so im thinking maybe that has something to do with it (Not sure how) or Telecom is starting to disconnect peoples connections when they download torrents?

However it could also be something to do with the weather? Maybe something isnt working like it should.

Anyway, has anybody been having disconnections tonight or just me?


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  # 462983 27-Apr-2011 12:36
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Most likely a wiring issue.

Telecom are not interested in what you use the internet for.  They have to pass infringement notices on to you by law now but they are not the ones detecting and generating notices... that's the copyright owner or their agencies monitoring public download sites/torrents.




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  # 463126 27-Apr-2011 19:19
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YES, I have.

Modem has disconnected about three times tonight giving me that Thompson modem screen.

Damn annoying.... Yet when i go check it, all four lights seem to be on.

 
 
 
 


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  # 463128 27-Apr-2011 19:23
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Might be water in the lines

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  # 463130 27-Apr-2011 19:23
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You'll be thrashing the router with too many concurrent connections so it drops the connection entirey. Go and buy yourself  a decent modem or reduce the number of connections you're trying.

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  # 463131 27-Apr-2011 19:24
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Things are working totally fine with me - so might just be you.




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  # 463149 27-Apr-2011 20:55
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All good with me - running at top speed, no disconnections.


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  # 465454 4-May-2011 21:13
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Isnt this normal?

Our house disconnects 10+ times per day.
My mothers place is the same with random disconnects all the time.

I have given up watching youtube videos tonight as it was painful loading even when i dropped it down to 240p.

Internet is expensive and crap in this  country.




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  # 465458 4-May-2011 21:16
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webup: Isnt this normal?

Our house disconnects 10+ times per day.
My mothers place is the same with random disconnects all the time.

I have given up watching youtube videos tonight as it was painful loading even when i dropped it down to 240p.

Internet is expensive and crap in this  country.


99% of disconnects relate to poor internal house wiring or a poor quality modem.

What have you done to test these?

Speed could be a wiring issue or an ISP issue. Are you with Slingshot by any chance?




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  # 465460 4-May-2011 21:21
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4 year old house with telecom. was wired for Telstra cable but went with telecom.

Sometimes its quick and other times it dire.

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webup: 4 year old house with telecom. was wired for Telstra cable but went with telecom.

Sometimes its quick and other times it dire.


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  # 465593 5-May-2011 09:12
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webup: 4 year old house with telecom. was wired for Telstra cable but went with telecom.

Sometimes its quick and other times it dire.


What basic tests have you performed? An isolation test? What are your sync stats? What type of modem do you have? Are you cabinetised?

There are lots of issues before you blame the ISP or the internet in general. Statistically speaking most DSL issues are related to house wiring.

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