on 22-06-2021 10:09 AM
Hi, I have a FTTC connection and for several months now I’ve noticed that my router loses connection to the internet at around the same time every night (10:05pm). In the router logs, I can see the message:
The WAN DHCP client process has successfully been terminated on Vlan 36
I’ve double checked all of the router settings and my VLAN id is definitely set to 101. I have completely factory reset the router, which made no difference. I also tried a different router and the problem still persisted. I’ve changed the micro filter and checked all connections carefully. I can’t see any obvious reason why the connection would drop (just to clarify, it’s not a WIFI drop, it’s an actual loss of ‘sync’). The router loses connection, the light on the front flashes, while the router re-syncs, then I’m able to access the internet etc.
My FTTC connection used to be solid, with no issues. I’d normally stay connected for weeks. I recently extended my contract and that’s coincidentally when the issue started.
I don’t necessarily mind losing connection once a day (it’s a pain when I’m streaming music or a movie etc.). It is bugging me though because I know it shouldn’t be happening and I’m interested to know why. Any thoughts…?
on 30-06-2021 08:35 PM
Hi, over the past week, I've been carrying out some tests of my own. I connected the router to the test socket & my connection was stable, with no problems. I have a telephone extension connected to the master socket & decided to test whether this could be the root of the problem. I basically re wired the extension & tested the internet connection over a couple of days. The connection started to drop again. I've now completely disconnected the extension & the internet connection is now stable. I can only assume that over time the internal wiring of the extension has degraded, causing the issue. I'm posting this because maybe it'll help someone else troubleshoot their connection, if they're having a similar issue.
Thanks for your help,
on 24-06-2021 06:05 AM
Thanks for confirming this. Sometimes it can be switched on in error.
I've completed a line test which hasn't detected any faults but I can see re connections on the line.
Is the router currently at the test socket?
If the connection is still dropping with a different router at the test socket then the next step will be to arrange an Openreach engineer visit.
on 23-06-2021 06:19 AM
on 23-06-2021 02:33 AM
Hi Debbie, HomeSafe/KidsSafe are off, I've never wanted to use them. Over a number of weeks (when I get time), I've looked at everything I can think of at my end. There is nothing on a timer, or set to switch on/off. I looked at the router log and it lost sync at 10:07pm 22/6. Like I said, it does this at around the same time each night. I'm baffled...
on 22-06-2021 10:38 AM