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Ryan2454
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Broadband keeps cutting out

I have been having this problem for about a month now and i think i found the problem, im pretty sure my lease time is set to only an hour.

This is what it says when i run ipconfig/all in cmd

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 03 May 2019 10:15:43
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 May 2019 11:15:43

If any more information is needed im happy to get it for you

 

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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

if you are using a hub do you see any change in the light colour?  should be blue

are you dropping internet connection or is it wifi to your device that is dropping?  if you think it is lease time then increase duration to max   normally set to 1 day not 1 hour but increase to 21 days



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DiggerOfTrenches
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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

DHCP.png

If set like picture 136 unique devices can connect to your hub per day and the next day ....

If set to 21 and you have an average of over 6 unique devices connect per day you will run out of addresses before they become available again after 21 days.

Except for 116 static ones top and bottom. Static addresses can be handy.

 

Any help?

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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

Morning @Ryan2454  and welcome to the community.

 

Thanks for posting about the lease time. I think you've answered your own question but please try the advice posted by both @imjolly  and @DiggerOfTrenches  (thanks for posting the screen grab kudos to you ). Let me know if that sorts the problem.

 

Cheers

 

David

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DiggerOfTrenches
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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

I learnt the hard way.

I forgot to turn off default UPnP which IMO from a security point of is akin to using a sieve as an umbrella.

It left a trail of hole punching, rules, in my fire wall that are impossible to delete manually.

To remove them you have to hard reset the hub wiping everything. And set it all up again with UPnP turned off.

If you have already set it up I advise turning UPnP off. If everything still works leave it off.

Only turn it on if an app/device actually needs it to work.

If you have an xbox etc put your own rules/port foreward in the fire wall if possible instead of using UPnP.

I say possible because I have only seen an xbox etc in the movies, never touched one not even the ting on the end of a wire, so can't help with firewall/port forward rules.

I've blacklisted/throttled plenty of them though in the past. Returning bandwith to the bill payer.

Malware loves UPnP. Be safe.

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Ryan2454
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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

Thanks and morning to you too

Im just testing to see if it drops now i will let you know within the next few hours, i only set it to 3 days so i hope thats op as i dont want to run out of ip adresses 

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DiggerOfTrenches
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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

3 days in my setup = 45+ per day to run out over 3 days. If you'r not running a pub this sounds spot on.
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Ryan2454
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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

So its been a few hours and its still doing it every hour or so, what do i do now?

Edit: @imjolly no the hub is always blue and i think its everything thats on ipv4 so i dont know whats going on

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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out

If your hub light remains blue that suggests that internet connection is ok and it is a wireless problem you can always check by looking in hub stats for connection time


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DiggerOfTrenches
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Re: Broadband keeps cutting out


@imjollywrote:
If your hub light remains blue that suggests that internet connection is ok and it is a wireless problem you can always check by looking in hub stats for connection time

@Ryan2454   'that suggests that internet connection is ok' also suggests it might not be.

 

@Ryan2454  Keep an open mind. Spent many hours chasing own tail thinking my network scks.

 

Edit. Mention to 0800 800 150 blue light stays on. Doomed to chase your own tail. Forever and repeat................

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