[BBC-Micro] [OT] ADSL router fried?
rick at rs432.net
Fri Oct 15 04:14:07 BST 2010
The line noise issue seems to be more prevalent than before, not sure
what it is, exactly. Sooner or later we'll have to get on the phone to
EDF. The mobile, I might add, for no ADSL = no phone. :-(
Frankly, the Livebox is a piece of shit. When it hasn't
frozen/crashed/died, it is ready to throw in the towel at the slightest
hiccup. Add that to the fact that a full boot-up takes around FIVE
minutes (!) and it seems equally lethargic at retraining after a line
...the WAG200G, on the other hand, is what I'm using right now. There
are power issues (5am? WTF?) but while the internet comes and goes, the
box is pretty quick to retrain and get me back on as and when possible.
Hell, half the time I don't even notice the brief drop-outs if I'm not
listening to Internet radio at the time. Longer drop-outs are an issue,
but I at least know the router isn't crashy. And if it makes me feel
better to power-cycle it, I'm looking at around 40 seconds from power-up...
Only shame is it doesn't do VoIP, but then if the situation is so screwy
I need to drop the Livebox, I wouldn't have phone anyway.
Again, many thanks to everybody here with suggestions. I'm a little
embarrassed I didn't spot "the obvious", but then you've made a few
things clearer in my mind.
PS: FWIW, right now, with "(mildly) wibbly lights":
AR7 DSL Modem Statistics:
[DSL Modem Stats]
US Connection Rate: 323 DS Connection Rate: 2436
DS Line Attenuation: 51.3 DS Margin: 12.5
US Line Attenuation: 74.4 US Margin: 27.4
US Payload : 20157312 DS Payload: 394085904
US Superframe Cnt : 2457008 DS Superframe Cnt: 2457008
US Transmit Power : 12 DS Transmit Power: 16
LOS errors: 0 SEF errors: 0
Errored Seconds: 4400 Severely Err Secs: 4332
Oh, the joys of living in the back of beyond! ;-)
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