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A very helpful AT&T tech that came out to my house ended up solving this issue for me. The tech measured the signal quality at the point of the phone/DSL wire coming into the outside of my home. The signal quality was just fine at that point (to my surprise)! The tech measured the signal quality at the phone jack inside my home where I had my router ...


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It's because your ISP has (badly) oversubscribed the line in your area. In the evenings everybody is else using their computer too so the available bandwidth drops. This is a very common practise that ISP's like to keep on the quiet so of course the tech support isn't going to mention it.


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PPPoE clients use PPPoE Active Discovery to discover PPPoE Access Concentrators (servers) on the network. The first packet the client transmits is a PPPoE Active Discovery Initiation (PADI) which is sent to the Ethernet broadcast address (all ones in binary, all f's in hex: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff). And PPPoE ACs on the network respond with PADO's (Offers). The ...


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The above answers seem to relate to load balancing rather than link bonding. Below is a clip (note an appliance is needed at both ends of the connection - will your ISP allow you that?): : So I think the answers to your specific questions are: Yes, Yes, No (in order).


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to put dsl broadband to the most basic level, the telephone cable comes out at the exchange and goes in to splitter equipment, half goes to the telco/phone side, other goes to the ISP. ATM is basically a physical transfer layer, it is level 1 on the OSI model, and used as the physical link. PtPP gets performed at the link layer, it needs a physical ...


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Have you had AT&T run line tests? There are tests they can do remotely to tell line noise, etc.. Is your phone line going through any UPS's, filters, splitters, etc.? You may need to have your house's wiring checked. There could be a bad spot somewhere. You could take your DSL modem to the actual junction box (outside of your home) and connect ...


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Some things to try: Software: WinRouter Restarter Imran's Broadband Helper Utility Telnet: (according the product page telnet remote management is supported) so try this in a command prompt: Telnet "the ip of your router" (generally 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) You will be prompted for user name & password (if it's not set, generaly ...


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It sounds like what you want to do is put the modem into transparent bridging mode, which would cause it to just act like a modem and not have any other configuration. Just by googling I found some instructions on a forum for your model of modem, though I haven't tried it myself since I don't have one. I can describe to you the general process that you need ...


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If you don't get recommended hardware, good luck getting ANY support if/when issues arise. I have unfortunately had to deal with a large number of ISP reps in a professional capacity (for my customers at the last job), and they are generally clueless. They have a very strict script they need to follow (reset modem, reset router, etc). Their logic is ...


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See page 78 of the user manual. You can view the connected wireless devices in Wireless - Station Info category on the http://192.168.1.1 page.


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Yes. Simply disable NAT and DHCP service. You want it to be just a bridge, with wireless AP mode on. Use one of the LAN Ethernet ports to connect it into your home LAN (e.g. into a LAN port of your upstream router).


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The "webpages" in a router aren't stored on a drive on the router that you can edit. They are stored in firmware. You can attempt to modify that firmware, but it's not a scripting job like a website edit. It would be extremely difficult (for someone without prior experience doing it), and if a mistake was made, you would permanently brick the router. A ...


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A router usually has internal flash to store its firmware and limited memory. Thus the webpages you see are almost guaranteed to be stored in the flash. To change them you need to: Get a copy of the current firmware. Unpack it so that you can edit it. Edit it Repack it as firmware. Flash the modem with the new firmware and hope you did not make any ...


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This is "normal" behaviour. Its actually a complicated thing to ask your router to do to ask it to take in an external IP address, translate and NAT it, then send it back into your internal network. It can be setup to do this but that takes some extra configuration generally speaking. There are some general solutions to this problem: Use a HOSTS file, ...


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It seems to be an 802.11n access point and Ethernet 4-port router. Overpriced (for running that firmware and being able to handle 3G stuff like cheap Huawei modems by it), using pretty common chipset. Has no 'DSL' at Features tab. It indeed has a WAN port, which will be shared over 802.11n and may be used for connecting to another DSL router, or any other ...


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This model has no CFE recovery. So your only choice is a 30-30-30 reset. If that doesn't do it, the modem is bricked. That is, it is now as useful as a brick. To do a 30-30-30 reset: Unplug the modem, wait a few seconds, plug it back in. Wait for the lights to stabilize. Hold the reset button down for 30 seconds. Keeping the reset button down, unplug the ...


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For the type of connection bonding you are talking about, your SSH session will use only 1 line. Depending on the dual-wan router, they will have different types of settings to utilize both links. Line 2 could be used only as a backup. Alternatively, some LAN clients could be assigned Line 1, while other Line 2. Or it could be as simple as round-robin - one ...


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The usual approach to this is to do the following. Make sure both routers are using the same subnet. Since you say your Thompson integrated router & DSL modem must use the local IP address 10.0.0.139 it appears you must set up the WRT54G to use the 10.0.0.0 network with the same subnet mask 255.255.255.0 used by the Thompson router. As you already ...


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Not sure it's possible with DSL... Can you create a firewall rule with only WAN parameters? In other words, go to Firewall > Rules > WAN and create the rule there. Be sure to restrict traffic to not include PPPoE, i.e., LAN > WAN.


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There's probably a problem with the line between your house and the CO. Unfortunately if AT&T won't fix it there's not much you can do besides look into a cable modem. They own the line, and until the line fails, or there is an audible problem on the line when making voice calls (since you don't have voice service that'll be a tough sell). Other ...


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My take on this is that you should always keep router and modem separate. I know others who have a combo modem installed, which includes the router, the wireless access point AND DSL modem. Although it will likely end up being more expensive, keeping components separate is a better long-term strategy. Usually, the DSL modem should stand by itself, providing ...


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Since I know that our company is not, or usually not, over subscribed, I tend to find other faults. On several occasions I have seen problems with customers using wireless routers with no security. I actually checked out this one customer at his prem and determined 5 nieghbours were getting free internet using his router. 2 of them were downloading big ...


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It's possible that your phone is to blame for the hangup on phone ring. DSL operates using sub-audible signals over your phone line. If your phone is old or poorly made, it may emit signals in the general range of the DSL modem. Putting DSL filters between your phone and the line may help prevent this interference. Regarding DSL modems, I've found the 2Wire ...


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Your hunch is correct: you cannot connect the phone line (with or without) a DSL filter to the Ethernet port. The phone line is incompatible with Ethernet at several levels. The phone line uses only two wires; Ethernet uses four (for 10/100BaseT) or eight wires (for Gigabit). ADSL uses asymmetric (different) transmit and receive speeds; Ethernet is ...


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It sounds like what you're calling your DSL modem is not just a DSL modem but also a home gateway router and Wi-Fi AP (access point). My first guess is that your AP is set to automatically pick a channel at boot time, and it's not doing a good job; it's picking a channel that's not clean enough for Wi-Fi to work well. Try manually setting it to a channel ...


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Ok. Your ADSL modem has router software as part of it's firmware. This is why the router gets an internal IP address from the modem that seems to make it just another device. So, what you do is change the IP subnet that the Linksys router passes out, to coincide with the IP subnet that the modem passes out. Make the Linksys router just an AP point. This ...


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I'd been puzzling over how you could get it to work, when I remembered Connectify. If you can get your hands on a wireless USB it should work perfectly for your situation instead of having to deal with that router. I'm not sure there's a good way to connect the router like that, there's too many variables between the Siemens device and the cable modem. You ...


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Configuring the SIEMENS router while it is connected to the cable modem is not the culprit. It can be done and the configuration setting is (relatively) easy. However your main problem was the physical cable connection. The router and the modem need to be connected using a 'crossed' ethernet cable, not a 'regular' cable which you have been probably using.


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There are different ways to do this Connect the DSL modem to the WAN port of the wireless router DSL modem in bridge mode DSL modem in PPP mode Connect the DSL modem to the LAN port of the wireless router In option 1a, you need to change the mode on your DSL modem to bridge, and then configure PPP authentication on your wireless router i.e. your ...



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