Router virgin here so please be gentle! Two router connected questions......
I have DG834G v4 and until recently all has been well.
Started getting loads of internet disconencts and it would not reconnect unless I unplugged DSL cable and reinserted it.
ISP has been helpful - we have done line noise checks etc and the suggestion was to borrow a router and see if the problem continued - failing which it might be more likely to be a line problem worthy of BT's attention. (SNR does vary according to a monitoring program I have - occasionally wildly - but alternative router suggestion was made to reduce likelihood of a BT charge if it needs to be escalated.)
Bought a second hand router (same model and software version) to see if problem was replicated.
In setting up alternative router I have been able to enter all my desired settings etc but I noticed that it seemed to be broadcasting my SSID and another one which appeared to be already set up.
So.....am I imagining this? Is it possible for a router to broadcast two SSIDs at the same time and if so, how do I stop it?
On the original DG834G I often get "cannot find the server" messages for websites. Router is set to auto "get from ISP" for DNS. If I change the DNS settings to open source settings - bingo! I connect. If I then immediately change back to "get from ISP" all is well again.
Main reason for asking in here is that I would like to know if I am missing something screamingly obvious before I lay my router soul bare to the ISP.....
Ta in advance.