Internet activity lights blinking like a bad 70's disco, even when all devices are inactive/off
2.4Ghz wireless enabled but not seen by any device including Insider and netstumbler (this network worked fine for the first few months).
Router shows the 2.4Ghz wifi enabled and with a strong 130mb data rate, no overlapping networks
5Ghz wireless network enabled, works, but only at 54-80MB, devices often lose connectivity/network drops out. Symptomatic of the router working at 100% peak load
Traffic stats show received data at 3.6TB (!), but transmitted data at 3.8 TERRABYTES. WTAF!!! We don't upload anything. We watch a fair bit of streamed video, well, the other half does, but thats from youtube and often at SD resolution. And there is no way that that would generate almost 4TB of ACK packets
I'm going to upgrade the firmware with that for the v2 router (its confirmed working), and if that doesn't solve it, a new router from SSE.
But, I'm more than tempted to replace the router with a modem and OPNSense firewall. Question is, which modem? Will the old BT Openreach VDSL Fibre modem work, and which is better, the Huawei or ECI model? ISTR that might depend on the cab, so fwiw my postcode is G20 9QS if anyoen is able to check the cab.
Am impressed with SSE fibre - 18months for £20/month inc line rental, free landline calls, solid 78/20 connection, no caps, no throttling, no issue. Just need to solve the niggles!
All help appreciated!