I am currently experiencing an issue with what seems like my broadband line. I've had the Wifi Hub for the last 12 months without issue but in the last week we are now experiencing very frequent drops in the internet.
It can stay connected for 1-2 hours fine but then will also drop the connection every couple of minutes.
I can see on the Wifi hub dashboard it states it has disconnected and at that point we have the orange flashing light on the front of the hub, then a couple of minutes later it will reconnect fine.
It's not Wifi related as I have connected my laptop through ethernet and I've also connected a spare Netgear D7000 router I have that is experiencing the same issue.I can set that up without the Wifi hub and it will experience the same connection issues and drops of the broadband.
If I check the logs on the Wifi hub the drops correspond to this error:
"The WAN DHCP client process has successfully been terminated on Vlan 36". However the hub is configured against Vlan ID 101 as expected.
See below screens from the hub dashboard and logs:
Please can an OCE investigate as this is getting frustrating not having a reliable connection when previously it's been fine.
I'm sorry to hear this and I'll take a look now. I've run a test on the line which has detected a potential fault. Are you experiencing any issues with the voice service such as noise on the line or no dial tone? Does your master socket also have a test socket?
Thanks for the quick reply. Sorry we don't currently have/use a home phone, so I can't test the voice service.
We have a Openreach 5C MK4 Master Socket so by the looks of it behind the faceplate it only has 1 socket and the filter is built in. There isn't an obvious test socket like there is in older master sockets (This was also installed a year ago when we signed up to talk talk).
If there is another socket behind the faceplate this would usually be the test socket. You can connect to this with a filter.
Are you able to borrow a handset from a friend or neighbour for 2 minutes just to check the line has a clear dial tone with no noise or crackles ?
I've now connected directly to the test socket with a filter both the broadband and a home phone.
Phone line sounds fine with a clear dialing tone and I'm able to receive calls.
Broadband has been ok for the past 2 hours but checking the logs it was fine for several hours in the morning before the issue reappeared this afternoon.
I'll leave it in the test socket if you can test the line again please.
I've passed this over to our network team for further investigation. If you don't hear anything beforehand can you bump the thread on Monday and we'll check for updates