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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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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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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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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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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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The following will reset the device to defaults according to the manufacturer. To reset the device, begin with the unit powered up and with a solid Green Power light, then using a small tool depress and hold the Reset button on the back of the device just until you see the color of the Power light change from Green to Amber, and then release it before it ...


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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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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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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 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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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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Take the D-Link modem, receipt and a twenty dollar bill to the retailer, come home with a Motorola 2210-02, plug in cables, enter username/password and resume surfing (keep ice packs ready for next spring). This is the fourth modem with the Motorola logo.


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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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There are a few things to consider when buying a DSL modem. Renting vs. Buying: This is the first thing that you need to consider. Buying a new DSL modem from a third party or from your DSL service provider may cost you at least $50. However you may also be able to rent a DSL modem from your phone company. This rental fee is usually less than $5 dollars a ...


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I don't know if it's the same where you are, but in the UK, most of the major ISPs provide modems. If your modem is broken, get the ISP to replace it, or switch (/threaten to switch) to another provider who will give you one for free. If you do decide to by one bare in mind that DSL services are not all 100% compatible, best thing to do here is ask your ...


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It looks like AT&T DSL uses PPPoE, and you can setup the PPPoE connection in either your modem or your router. So, it looks like you can do one of the following: Setup your modem for bridged mode, and setup the PPPoE connection in your router. OR Setup the PPPoE connection in your modem, and setup your router for Dynamic IP. Refer to the manuals for ...



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