Computer: Both custom built, running windows 10 with the latest drivers.
Computers are connected via Ethernet to the router.
Router Model: TP-Link VR400
Internet type: DSL
Just one thing, I do not have a handheld phone at home, it's just the router connected to the phone socket, nothing else.
Issue: So up until yesterday, my internet connection has been great, stable and fast enough to enjoy gaming online with no issues. Speedtests give me a download speed of around 15 mb/s, (which for Lebanon is awesome) and a ping to Europe of about 60ms.
Last night I got home, and discovered that my internet kept dropping every 30-60 seconds, reconnecting, dropping and so on. After about 2 hours of troubleshooting, and disregarding the ISP as the source of the problem, I discovered something in the router settings that helped....kind of...
In the advanced section of the DSL Settings, there was DSL Modulation Type, where you get to choose from a list of options, the default (and previously working) was Auto-Sync up, which I assumed chose ADSL2+ mode which gives you up to 24 mb/s download speed.
I changed this to ADSL2 and voila, the internet was stable as can be, no drops, no disconnects. I ran a speedtest and was disappointed to see that it was returning a maximum of 8mb/s instead of my usual 15 mb/s. I spoke to a friend and he said that there are noise bursts on your phone line causing this. When I switched to lower-grade type of modulation, it compensated for the noise on my line and made it more stable. If I switched back to ADSL2+, the signal wont compensate for the noise and will drop the line frequently.
Now that you know the issue, can anyone help me figure out how to solve this? How come all of a sudden there is noise on my line? How can I fix this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!