Ok, I stupidly fell for Telecoms promise of beautiful ADSL2+ uncapped internet (again after Go Large..*slaps face*) so after a constant complain to them and zero tangible assistance other than me being bounced around to idiot to idiot who just asked me for traceroutes, which I provided, in the end I caved and I swapped plans to a capped one for my sanity. yes I do feel dirty...
Sadly my problems didn't end there, I have been suffering disconnects while playing online games and suspected the telecom thompson might be the culprit. Surely not?... it's brand new, a tidy piece of kit? No, after putting my old Linksys on, the problems went away.
It appears to me that Telecom have seriously nerfed this modem and taken what should be a really good bit of kit and made it, well crap. The port forwarding is just utter fail, not exclusive to mine I don't know anyone who's managed to get it working more than once without it reseting itself and closing the ports.
I could put it in the box and forget about it. I could get Telecom to send me another but before I do I thought I'd query the box of knowledge that is Geekzone first.
My Linksys isn't wireless, it's just a 1 ethernet port deal and I have an 8 port CNet switch behind it all which works fine.
Being a cheapskate, I wanted to still use the wireless part of the Thomson for my work laptop and tried plugging it into the hub to see it that was possible, oddly the laptop could see the internet and it all worked, "sorted" I thought but alas it was not to last. The Thomson struck back...
I've probably done that wrong because the Thomson has nothing plugged into the DSL port so it see's the other PC on the network as a generic device but not the Gateway and now blocks the laptop saying that the DSL is down.
Is there a way I can force the Thomson to use the 192.168.1.1 as it's Gateway rather than assuming everything is connected thru it so it's merely acting as a device to point the wireless at the Gateway and nothing else?
I've looked at all the settings in the Thomson (which seem to be not very many) and there doesn't seem to be any way to do it. LAN_POOL?
Incase you're wondering yes I am too cheap to go out an buy a proper wireless, but I accept that's probably what I should do. :)
Thanks for any guidance,