Don't always blame your ISP!
I had a connection problem tonight, with my ADSL. Got an ADSL connection, but no PPP. I had this the other morning and got a full connection around 15 minutes later, so assumed it was an ISP/BT problem. The ISP (Zen) made some checks, including with BT, and decided that, sure enough, the PPP link wasn't being established. Usual list of suspects followed: ADSL filter; router; use the main phone point. Here's what happened:
- Swapped to a different ADSL filter; still no PPP link, and the ADSL speed fell from the usual 6.7Mbps to 2.5Mbps.
- Did a factory reset on the router (a Dynamode). That fixed the problem
- Put the old ADSL filter back in, higher ADSL speed established, and PPP link established too.
So, it might be a pain to reset your router, but sometimes it's the cause of the problem. Don't ask me why; this sort of hardware just doesn't seem to built that well nowadays!
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