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Standard User TheLastMan
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 25-Jan-16 23:22:46
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Brightbox 2 - worth changing?


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Are there any better VDSL modem / routers out there that will improve on the EE Brightbox 2 (significantly)?

Getting 10 - 20 second pauses in internet connections, roughly every 2 or 3 minutes. Very fast when it does work, just goes down briefly. Causes brief freeze in streaming or downloads.

Very irritating, and wonder if it is down to the router?

Thanks for any help...

Just noticed very out of date sig. Will updated promptly!

Matthew
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Demon dial-up ('97) > Freeserve dial-up ('00) > Zen 512 ('02) > Metronet PayGo 1000 ('04) > Newnet Home 2050 Lite ('05) > Home 8050 Lite ('06) > Home 8050 M ('07) > back down to Home 8050 Lite ('07) > Be Value > ('08) > O2 Standard ('09) > Orange Broadband and Anytime Calls ('10) > ?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 26-Jan-16 05:02:23
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Re: Brightbox 2 - worth changing?


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Is it the BB or is it the wireless? Are you connected by Ethernet? Wireless can be irregular.

If it's at page loads it could be the DNS.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User TheLastMan
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Jan-16 23:07:01
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Re: Brightbox 2 - worth changing?


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Hi, pinned a lot of the problem down to the router. Now own a TP-Link Archer VR200. Much more reliable but still suffering occasional drop outs in broadband - roughly every hour or so. This happens with Wi-fi, powerline networking plugs and if directly wired connection to the router - affects all devices that are connected at the same time. The outage is never more than a few seconds - but causes streaming to pause and buffer and my son reports games getting very "laggy" for a few seconds.

My wife is a GP and uses a secure VPN system from her laptop and needs it to be very reliable. If the line drops when she is using that then it causes all sorts of problems. She wants me to revert to our old ADSL setup, but I love the speed and am reluctant to go down that path yet.

Stats from the router:

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23
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89
Line Status: Connected
DSL Modulation Type:  VDSL2Annex Type:  Annex A/B/L/M
                     Upstream   DownstreamRate (kbps)             9999   39993
Max Rate(kbps)          26121   75293SNR Margin(dB)          24.4    17.1
Line Attenuation(dB)    20      15.6Errors(pkts)            62      652


Other stuff:
Connected at the master socket, no extensions, bell wire clipped. Using powerline networking for fixed computer and to a TP-Link powerline access point. Fault appears at all connections simultaneously. Only affects internet, streaming files from a server internally within the home network (squeezebox streamers) is unaffected.

Matthew
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Demon dial-up ('97) > Freeserve dial-up ('00) > Zen 512 ('02) > Metronet PayGo 1000 ('04) > Newnet Home 2050 Lite ('05) > Home 8050 Lite ('06) > Home 8050 M ('07) > back down to Home 8050 Lite ('07) > Be Value > ('08) > O2 Standard ('09) > Orange Broadband and Anytime Calls ('10) > EE fibre broadband > ?

Edited by TheLastMan (Thu 28-Jan-16 23:12:32)


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