Managed to finally get the 4mb/s down 2 up cable installed yesterday, wasnt home when they did it, flatmate got it set up (on his desktop) with the cable modem all set up in his room. Another flatmate sent me a txt saying he couldn't get it to work on his computer, he got to google once and then it didnt work again (using the ip adresses and such left by the cable installers).
When i got home having a little more knowledge(not much more) of networks, instead of using the D-Link ADSL modem/router as a router, i use a LevelOne Wireless router ive had for a while, plugged the ethernet cable from the cable modem into the WAN port at the back of Wireless router and went to the GUI for the router and used the ip details and set up a static IP address on the router and somehow it worked fine, got all 4 computers in the flat working great (love the speed of cable)
Now, today i have been playing WoW and studying for an exam tomorrow, and i notice while playing wow i started getting random disconnects for a few seconds, not enough to kick me out of hte game tho. these occured maybe once every 15min for a second or 2, annoying but can live with it. About every 30minutes now it will completely cut out and i will be unable to plug in the IP address of the wireless router to connect to it (like i did wen my ADSL wasnt working to see what was wrong) and it will give no response (using ethernet or wireless).
My knowledge and experience with networks is really limited and before ringing up my ISP or bagging them i wanted to check if i did something wrong or missed something, i notice reading somewhere today telstra doesnt support multiple computers on 1 connection?
Any help would be much appreciated thanks