8 days router connection up time is shown but the internet wasn't working at 2:30 am and only came back after 5 minutes with a changed DHCP IP address.
The reason for that is because your router never lost connection. Your router is measuring the time that it has maintained connection by measuring the time that it has been in contact with your local exchange and has been sending signals backwards and forwards to the exchange to confirm that it still has the link. The internet outage happened beyond your exchange so while your router maintained connection to the exchange, there was no working link beyond that to send and receive data to/from the internet, You lost connection to the internet but you did not lose connection from your router.
It is nothing to do with the firmware on your router or which router you have been using. I have a Billion 8800AXL on an IDNet circuit which reported exactly the same when we had an internet outage of 20 minutes a couple of weeks ago. The link to the local exchange stayed up so the router log shows no loss of connection and the reported uptime shows no gap when we had connection to the exchange but no connection beyond that to the internet.
To tell you frankly, all these years having been on ADSL before FTTC (February 2020) this year, I've never had such an experience like this with Sky, Plusnet, Be Unlimited, Tiscali, etc where I've lost connection and have a router show as connected!
The worst experience I had was with Plusnet ADSL when noise margins drop from 9dB to 3dB and speed test shows as 0.10Mbps and the internet is completely unusable and I have to wait for the SNR to recover back to 9dB and then I would get my 12Mbps back and internet was working again. I thought for once when I switch to FTTC all the issues with reliability will be resolved. It seems that's not entirely the case as I have always been skeptical, this is why I chose TalkTalk as a provider. At least with TalkTalk being a budget provider costing me £21.95 a month if the service is not up to par I won't be too annoyed.
But you being on IDNet and also having an internet outage for 20 minutes is unacceptable when you are paying for a much more expensive service than TalkTalk.
So I am guessing that in this particular case if I was with another provider on FTTC then I would not have suffered the outage. But who would know if sooner or later a different provider won't also let you down. Like in your case, it's even more frustrating to pay more for a service but still get an outage.
Super reliability will only be guaranteed with FTTP. But unfortunately I couldn't get wayleave agreement for FTTP with neither Openreach or Hyperoptic due to my bad building management. So I got upgraded to FTTC finally in October 2019 but I knew these problems with internet outages won't fully go away.
Now let's hope that this outage is very rare and most months there are no such outages like that happening. I've been on FTTC with TalkTalk for only 4 months now, impressions aren't very great. Not to mention the TalkTalk Sagemcom router reboots every 30 days which is also something new and unusual for me to see. But I won't even mind that as long as the service remains stable. It was fine first 3 months. Not sure what has happened in the past 2 weeks that has made the service quality drop. I've not had this experience prior to the firmware update. But maybe this is just purely coincidental.