Had my connection "upgraded" from 20 to 50 meg on Friday. Upgrade itself was painless, however, my issue seems to be against this "super hub". It appears so far to be the biggest pile of poo known to man. Throughput isn't an issue, just seems the router is very unreliable.
Its a VMDG480 so one of the newer re-branded Netgear jobbies. Can't find that much info on it but suspect it suffers from the same smallish NAT table that the virgin issued Netgear WGR614 did.
My issue is that after 45 minutes to an hour it seems to dump my laptop connection when using the wired ethernet. Will see how the wireless goes by the morning.
I can ping the router IP (not on the default range as it conflicts with one at work). I can access the management interface and it says all is well. Its telling more fibs than a politician.
It simply seems to refuse to route anything to the outside world.
I've got some more devices swapped over to it now, and see how it goes but have others had issues with the ruddy things?
The separate netgear router worked fine for 2 years. Only thing was restarting the modem after a few weeks as it would loose the will to live. I could cope that, not every hour as yesterday.
I know I need to raise it with them, but has anyone else had issues with them?
If the magic firmware updare to allow bridge mode ever appeared I'd go back to the old setup which worked in a reasonable way.
I've disabled the SPI firewall and all the other stuff and it still seems to wig out. I can now try comming back in from the outside world and see if the modem responds, even if the router part shuts off.