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Topic # 57736 23-Feb-2010 11:34
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Hello there, I have a D-Link DSL-G604T router, and a telecom bigtime connection, which was connected yesterday, and since around 7:30 last night I've been having drop outs from my router.
At first I thought it was a problem from Telecom, but simply rebooting my router fixes the problem, for a minute or two, and then the connection fails again.
My second thought was that it was interference on the wireless channels, but after connecting via ethernet the same thing happens.

When the connection stops the Status, ADSL, and Wireless lights on the router turn off, but so far I have no idea whats causing it, any advice would be appreciated.

I am currently downloading a number of large files on both of my PCs, if thats any use.

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  Reply # 301439 23-Feb-2010 11:48
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I wouldn't necessarily discount an issue at the exchange. I've intermittently had similar problems for a couple of years, even through changing everything on my line (filter, modem, PC, cords, etc). The only thing that has ever resolved it for any length of time has been for the line to be physically rejumpered to a new port in the exchange. Even port resets don't have much of an effect. I know it's not the line quality generally as I have access to the same testing tools Telecom does through work.

Still it can be hard to get some of the Faults people to accept that there's a problem and a solution beyond "get a new router", but it's worth bugging them (as nicely as possible) until they try to help you out. I certainly don't think there's a problem with the G604T generally as I used the same router for over a year with no other problems than those above (currently have a Linksys.) Also, I'm not on Bigtime.

At the very least, ask Faults to put an analyser on your line for 24 hours to see if they can see any obvious problems.

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  Reply # 301441 23-Feb-2010 11:49
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Torrents by any chance?



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  Reply # 301445 23-Feb-2010 11:59
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sbiddle: Torrents by any chance?

Yep.

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  Reply # 301448 23-Feb-2010 12:06
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Odds are you're simply overloading your router with too many simultaneous connections which is causing it to lock up. Try drastically reducing the numbers of connections in your torrent software and it should go away.

It's just a limitation of a cheap router with low processing power.

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  Reply # 301500 23-Feb-2010 14:37
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Put a sensible limit on the number of connections used by your torrent program in it's options, eg 150-200.

Also worth making sure you're running the most up to date firmware on the device.

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