on 01-04-2022 11:57 AM
Every few weeks (sometimes days) our broadband dies. Luckily the first time it did this whilst my wife was connected to a VPN and her broadband was just fine but mine didn't as I was connected directly. I figured that broadband was connected but DNS wasn't working.
I jumped into internet settings | advanced settings | internet connectivity
Then set Manually Specify DNS and
(Google DNS servers)
And then it starts working again
A few weeks later it will break again.
Reset the settings to Obtain DNS Automatically
And it starts working again.
It is fixable but a right pain.
It strikes me that there might be some kind of DHCP overrun problem here, a buffer or log file getting too large and it failing. (Note if you swap to Google then back again it fixes the problem as well, it's just that you need to change and save the settings on that page to get it working again (instantly - with no restart).
TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub
Does anybody else get this, or is there an updated firmware to the above which might sort it out, or is there some logging that I need to turn off.
on 27-04-2022 06:53 AM
on 26-04-2022 06:03 PM
Just an update that 20 days after the firmware update we've not had a similar dropout so this looks like a good fix as it was happening every week or so prior to that. (Hopefully not "famous last words" on this !!! 🙂 )
on 06-04-2022 06:29 AM
on 05-04-2022 09:25 PM
Hi Debbie, I'm glad to say that the 5GHz band on the wifi seems to have sorted itself out after a few hiccups enroute (a few devices needing restarting to catch up with the change e.g. a connected Raspberry Pi, but that loses connectivity if you just look at it!)
So fingers crossed we're sorted now thank you very much.
I have made a note to report back in a couple weeks time if we've had any - or hopefully no - dropouts of DNS as we were experiencing before.
Thanks for the great support with this, it is really appreciated
on 05-04-2022 10:11 AM
on 05-04-2022 10:06 AM
on 05-04-2022 10:05 AM
Thanks for doing that for us.
Wired connection running very nicely (perhaps a little faster than before)
2.4GHz running as it does
5GHz basically not working. Kept stalling, e.g. wait 15 seconds for an image to download. Tried repeatedly for 30 minutes. Would load 4 pages fine, then nothing. Reset all devices, set all wifi channels to auto in case it needed to get a fresh set after new firmware etc. etc.
Couldn't even run a speed test on 5GHz - wouldn't load the initial page (from Which?)
Restarted the gateway and then it seemed to improve a lot.
Maybe that's a consequence of new firmware?
Current status: A speed test on 5GHz now works and reports good numbers but using wifi on 5GHz feels very "laggy" compared to before (I can see BBC/Amazon website images lazy loading which we didn't use to see; you click links, think they haven't worked because of lack of response, then click them again, on occasions clicking on a link just hangs).
I'll try resetting and more tests after work - I hope we haven't swapped an occasional DNS problem for poor general 5GHz performance (which would be bizarre!)
I'll report back later when I get a chance, hopefully it will settle during the day. Fingers cross 🙂
on 05-04-2022 06:43 AM
on 04-04-2022 09:41 AM
No problem. FW version 2816 did have a reported issue with DNS but this wasn't affecting all customers.
The new FW resolved this issue so this is the FW I will pushing to the router.
Hope this helps.
on 04-04-2022 09:35 AM
No problem 🙂
Please can you leave the router powered up.
If you do notice that you lose connection around this time please don't reboot the router.
I will post back here to confirm once the FW update has been fully completed.
on 04-04-2022 09:28 AM
on 04-04-2022 09:18 AM
Thanks, now I know what we have 🙂
Any chance you could put in diary to update firmware tomorrow (or do they update overnight) - busy day working from home on a Monday and don't want to have a dropout if it can be avoided. Thanks for your help with this.
on 04-04-2022 09:13 AM
on 04-04-2022 09:06 AM
Sorry I had the original TT number in there but our old number got ported across over that so I have updated that and put the account ID in the "personal notes" section. Hopefully you can find us now.
on 04-04-2022 09:01 AM
Thanks for your reply. It's because I can't locate any details using your telephone number.
Could you add your TalkTalk account number to the Private Notes section of your Community Profile?
on 04-04-2022 08:56 AM
It's not future fibre for sure. FTTC I don't know, sorry.
The package is "Fibre 150"; we are an ex-Virgin Media customer with cable infrastructure but I don't think the engineer used any of that (engineer had to reconnect line in road to get working) fitted box on wall with integrated filter, ZT Link modem (G.fast MT992 if that means anything to you).
Does that help? I can grab you any details from router admin etc. if you need them.