My old broadband router finally gave up the ghost last weekend and I had to fall back to my backup router.
So after due consideration I ordered a P-660HN-F1Z from ebuyer.
Initially I was well impressed, there were a few problems with getting it to recognise and accept some of my linux boxes using plain WPA keys, however once I switched to WPA2-PSK everything seemed to work (a little slow connecting to the machines but when it did we got well over 144MBps connections between the boxes and the router)
I then connected my wives Vista laptop onto the network, again everything seemed to go well and it had a high data rate connection and she was able to surf the internet. However after about a minute the internet connection light went out. I then tried to connect to the management console across both the wireless and wired connections (192.168.1.1) no luck. I can't even telnet onto the console, so it is impossible to find out what is happening from the log files.
Strange thing is that the switch still seems to be operating, from the Vista laptop I can see the NAS storage device (connected to the router by ethernet cable) and I can see the linux desktop via the Network Browse facility in windows. However connectivity on my linux laptop does not seem to be working (Difference between the NAS server, desktop and the laptop could be that the first two have SAMBA installed whereas the laptop does not and is operating purely over TCP-IP whereas SAMBA uses netbios, however I always thought that netbios is carried over TCP-IP)
The only way to get connectivity back is to reboot the router. If the Vista laptop is on then the connection only seems to last minutes. If it is not on then we seem to have a stable connection.
My question is - Is the router toast, or am I missing something?
P.S. I have disabled uPNP on the router so there is no way that Windows should be trying to control it