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Disconnection due to instalation tip.

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#1 doresy


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:50 AM

Ok, as a complete novice I will pass on my recent experience and it's solution to see if it is relevant to yours.

I have been on the INTERNET for 6 years and have experienced regular disconnections. Just recently it has become a nightmare to the point of giving up.

Then I discovered this...... my set up was to blame.

When I installed the hardware this is how I did it. The telephone master socket was in the hallway so I fitted the filter then from that I connected a 15 meter ADSL extension cable, upstairs to my modem/router. I then connected the modem/router to the PC with the short yellow cable.

All worked fine but as I said I experienced regular disconnections but I became used to it.

Well as I said my set up was totally wrong. Apparently the signal from the master socket to the modem/router is prone to outside interference which will make it disconnect from the internet. Therefore you should only use the cable supplied with the modem/router and not use any extension cable. The signal from the modem/router to the PC is different and that cable can be as long as you like.

Well, I moved the modem/router downstairs and connected it to the filtered master telephone socket with the supplied cable and purchased a 15 meter cable from Ebay (for a fiver) to connect the modem/router to the PC and 'hey presto' no disconnections and a vastly improved service.

Hope this helps someone as it has me

Edited by doresy, 15 February 2009 - 10:56 AM.

Windows XP Home....Netgear DG834G wireless modem/router....ISP- AOL.

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:28 PM

Hey, good tip! :thumbsup:

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 15 February 2009 - 03:28 PM.

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