I have a "BT Home Hub v2.0", which is a pretty crap piece of hardware, as to be expected from BT. Anyway, the problem is that the connection often drops out. What has me confused is that an existing connection (e.g. networked game, MMORPG, Skype) doesn't have an issue, but opening new connections gives me timeout errors. This is on both wifi and ethernet. Rebooting router helps, but only for 15 minutes when it stops again.
- DNS configs. I can't connect to servers by domain or IP. Pinging also fails.
- Windows and Linux. It occurs on on both XP, Vista and Ubuntu (many variants from 9.04 to 10.10.)
- Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet. It occurs on both. However, computer-to-computer connections are not affected.
- Turning off BitTorrent to see if BT are throttling it - no effect.
Someone gave me a Belkin N Wireless ADSL router. Would I be able to set this up with the connection and do people think it would be better?
I've called BT to no avail, tech support is useless as always. What's next?