When I moved into the place I'm currently living, I signed up with Virgin Media, who provided me with a Netgear DGN1000 router. I had non-stop problems with what I thought was Virgin (they were pretty rubbish anyway), but six months ago I moved to IDNet, hoping for better broadband.
The broadband got better, but I'm still having connection issues. IDNet say there's nothing wrong with my line from what they can tell, but the connection drops about 5 times an hour at the moment (and has done for the past week). For some reason I find that plugging my laptop into the router with an ethernet cable restores wifi connectivity (why? This one baffles me!)
When I was with Virgin Media they advised me to plug the router into the BT test socket, which stabilised the connection somewhat. Is that right? Should I be doing that?
I'm wondering if it's the router that's to blame. There are countless reviews on the web of the DGN1000 suffering major connection dropping issues, which is exactly what mine's doing. Can anyone recommend a new ADSL router that's reliable and below £60?
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