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#273072 2-Aug-2020 23:26
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Since about April I have had issues with my adsl internet randomly dropping (wifi & ethernet). Currently I would say it happens 3-4 time a week for about a 10 minute period where I am lucky if I am even able to load a single page. Was especially noticeable and seemed consistent with the landline being used. I tried to replicate this but it worked fine when I tested it. At first I thought it was probably a line filter, I had a couple of spares so I swapped one with each phone in the house for a couple of days to see if it made a difference, nope. My modem/router was an old telecom thomson v8, I haved swapped that out with a spark hg659b as they are cheap to pick up, hasn't made a difference


Just now for the last 15 minutes and the second time today I have struggled to load a single page without getting constant dns errors / connection timed out messages etc etc, this is across multiple devices. Hasn't been raining much (as I started to wonder if that was related one wet weekend) and landline hasn't been used. House is about 15 years old.


I guess I should try a new line filter on the off chance both my spares are bad but, I also got a new desktop around the same time but can't imagine that being the reason for the outage the last 15 minutes considering the desktop is turned off, thoughts / any other ideas?


Edit: a couple of weeks back my house alarm went off completely randomly one morning (alarm was not even set & backup battery is ok)



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  #2533395 2-Aug-2020 23:30
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Master Filters at the Demarcation Point (white telecom box on side of house)

Completely isolate your DSL from your POTs wiring

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  #2533396 2-Aug-2020 23:34
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I used to get this a bit. It appears it was related to heavy torrenting (Linux distros obviously).
It somehow screwed up DNS on my modem.

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  #2533406 3-Aug-2020 05:49
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The first and most obvious potential cause is you saturating your upstream. That's very easy to do on ADSL2+

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  #2533408 3-Aug-2020 06:40
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I suggest you check the dsl filtering, ideally have a master filter installed, then check for upload congestion as Steve suggested.


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