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Standard User keithwjones
(committed) Wed 04-Mar-15 14:29:08
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Replacement Modem/Router.


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Sure this has been asked before but answers appear dated.

I have ECI modem and HH3, getting resolving host issue. So looks like time for a new modem/router.

First question should I keep ECI modem and attached router?

Probably best to get a modem/router even if I keep ECI modem.

Any suggestions?

Keith
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 04-Mar-15 15:18:47
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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If the two box set-up is OK in terms of power plugs, then I'd get a replacement router.

With vectoring appearing gradually over the next year or two, it may be prudent to not invest in a VDSL2 modem/router all-in-one until you know for sure it works well with vectoring.

All that said I'll contradict myself and if my kit were to die today would probably get TP Link VDSL2 modem/router with Ethernet WAN for £66 as the Ethernet WAN port means if the VDSL2 part is a bit iffy can source a Huawei modem.

All that said if your cabinet is ECI based, it is likely that those will be slower to see the vectoring roll-outs, but again nothing is certain yet.

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Standard User keithwjones
(committed) Wed 04-Mar-15 16:46:31
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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Thank you Andrew on your advice I have just ordered one, it will be here tomorrow.

TP-Link TD-W9980 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem Router

Keith


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Standard User keithwjones
(committed) Fri 06-Mar-15 18:01:16
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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Fitted:

Firmware Version:0.6.0 1.10 v0021.0 Build 141215 Rel.41342n
Hardware Version:TD-W9980 v1 00000000

But I am still getting Resolving Host issue.

At present connected through ECI modem.

I am getting a test error:

Test DNS Root - Fail

More tests to carry out.

DNS set to Google Servers 8.8.8.8

Keith
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 06-Mar-15 18:08:31
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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What happens if you use the TPLink as a modem/router?


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Standard User keithwjones
(committed) Fri 06-Mar-15 18:17:05
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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Have not tried yet. Theory about keeping ECI modem was that I can keep rebooting router without losing connection.

Early days but to give some credit to HH3 not seeing any difference between wireless signal.

Next step I think is reboot the modem.

Keith
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 06-Mar-15 18:38:08
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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There was a rumour a few weeks ago that BT are hijacking DNS requests and directing them to their own DNS servers.


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Standard User StephenTodd
(experienced) Fri 06-Mar-15 20:38:32
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
There was a rumour a few weeks ago that BT are hijacking DNS requests and directing them to their own DNS servers.

If that is the case it would show up very quickly using a tool like DNSBench (unless BT hijacked the DNS and introduced delays for requests to some of the servers).

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Recently moved from BT Infinity 2 to PlusNet. Very happy so far.
Standard User keithwjones
(committed) Mon 09-Mar-15 11:38:07
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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I think have an answer.

Problem was Resolving Host with BT Infinity 2, ECI Modem and HH3. I thought HH3 was the issue so put in a TP-Link TD-W9980. Windows 7.

I have used the answer of A Guy at http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/336501-goog...

Let's flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file. Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat

Right click the .bat file and choose to Run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself. See if that fixes it.

Appears to have worked for me, before I used this I tried many other things, here are some:

http://www.webnots.com/correct-chrome-resolving-host...

Keith
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 09-Mar-15 12:06:02
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Re: Replacement Modem/Router.


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I think all that just flushed your DNS cache

ipconfig /flushdns


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