Hi All, First post so go gentle. Have recently built a new pc with bits from pb tech which all went fine until I downloaded all the updates(for XP Home). On one of the reboots, would not make the connection with NIC set to connect automatically, limited connectivity and would connect, it said, if i set the addresses but would only send packets and not receive. Tried setting modem back to factory defaults and system restored back to initial config when I built at the weekend but still no good. In the meantime, was connecting with laptop using wireless and getting reasonable speed. Always noticed that LAN light blinked very rapidly, on all 4 modem ports, not sure why but had noticed this on previous pc as well and latterly connection speed was getting slower and slower but had been doing much more on laptop and didn't think too much about it(have moved to Dunners from Auckland and its a lot warmer downstairs beside the fire!!).
Anyway, light dawning slowly, last night I connected the laptop to the modem via LAN and it connected!! Went to speedtest.net and having just got 2.8Mbps on the wireless it eventually struggled over the line at a whopping 16kpbs, though interestingly upload was about 100 where wireless was consistently 135 which I'm sure will be the limited speed (I'm on Xtra 6GB plan).
Decided that I probably had a stuffed router part of the modem so installed a wireless pci card from the kids pc and all connected fine and got about 3.2Mbps on the speedtest, so all good. Would appreciate if anyone could advise if they agree that router is stuffed or can be retrieved or will have to buy another wireless card for the kids pc, daughter will not be able to live without messenger.
Would have asked Dynalink technical help but neither the 0800 or 09 number are connecting.