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    02 broadband router keeps restarting

    Hi all,
    I've been with 02 now for a few months and since i've had it the router periodicly restarts itself. I've spoken with 02 who have tired just about everything, firmware, WPA keys, filters on the line, plugged into the mains, BT line checked etc etc and i'm on the 3rd router now (standard package white router) and it is still happening. It seems to happen more often when a certain laptop is used but how could a laptop restart the router - 02 said this was not possible? I was with Sky for a year without any problems. I don't really want to go and buy a 3rd party router.

    Just looking to see if anyone else has a similiar problem.

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    Do you have ADSL Cable going through an extension phone cable into the ADSL Filter? - mine was doing this and i removed the extension lead and pluged it straight into the ADSL Filter and was fine after that

    Get the router to log all error message info to a device you think is not causing the issue, and then add the suspected laptop to the network and wait for the router to restart. View log.

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    andrpro;8401284

    Do you have ADSL Cable going through an extension phone cable into the … Do you have ADSL Cable going through an extension phone cable into the ADSL Filter? - mine was doing this and i removed the extension lead and pluged it straight into the ADSL Filter and was fine after that



    What you are saying though could well be the issue. Im sure its the master socket I am using though and not an extension.

    It is ASDL2 as far as i'm aware. The phone socket is connected with a filter, the phone line plugs into the filter as with the other cable and goes into the router.

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Alfonse;8401285

    Get the router to log all error message info to a device you think is not … Get the router to log all error message info to a device you think is not causing the issue, and then add the suspected laptop to the network and wait for the router to restart. View log.



    I'm hoping 02 did this last night as i've left it on for 24 hours for them to monitor. Thanks tho pal

    I also moved from Sky but couldn't get on with the O2 router. I flashed the Sky router (a white Netgear DG834GT) and am using it with O2. You might want to try this to see if it's a router problem?

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    Somebody;8401359

    I also moved from Sky but couldn't get on with the O2 router. I flashed … I also moved from Sky but couldn't get on with the O2 router. I flashed the Sky router (a white Netgear DG834GT) and am using it with O2. You might want to try this to see if it's a router problem?



    Interesting, and how did you got about this - do you have a tutorial?

    Had the same problem myself. Just switched to a netgear, certain models are literally so easy to get on with o2. It was the o2 router, no problems since. Get yourself a netgear. I got mine for 18 quid on here and there were a few offers for that price.

    change the default password for setup as someone may well be just logging in rebooting router :lol

    When you say restarting though do you mean restarting or a resync ?

    what line stats do you get for SNR, attenuation etc


    192.168.1.254/cgi…1=0

    Username: SuperUser
    Password: O2Br0ad64nd




    which version o2 box is it ?

    It seems to happen more often when a certain laptop is used but how … It seems to happen more often when a certain laptop is used but how could a laptop restart the router - 02 said this was not possible?



    o2 are wrong. My n95 reboots my zyxel 660hw t1 when using home media function of phone.

    mcnally32;8402173

    Had the same problem myself. Just switched to a netgear, certain models … Had the same problem myself. Just switched to a netgear, certain models are literally so easy to get on with o2. It was the o2 router, no problems since. Get yourself a netgear. I got mine for 18 quid on here and there were a few offers for that price.



    what model of netgear are you using - i;'m looking to replace O2 one just has it cannot block webistes or allow you to enter manual DNS Settings etc.

    andrpro;8408285

    what model of netgear are you using - i;'m looking to replace O2 one … what model of netgear are you using - i;'m looking to replace O2 one just has it cannot block webistes or allow you to enter manual DNS Settings etc.



    its a DG834 v4 of v5. I posted like last week and a few people offered me one on here. Its so easy to setup.

    [url]www.o2help.co.uk[/url] tells you how to do it in literally 10 seconds.

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    Thank you for all your help. I'll leave some rep
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