I have been getting recurring PPPoE session drops every few (6-7) minutes for some time. I have found it happens when there are sustained uploads happening. When I figured out that was the case, I found this forum pretty quickly.
I have run BT line tests from the BT website, which pass ok. I have logged a case to have it checked, which was closed after a week, saying it had been resolved. It has not been resolved, and it continues.
I am seeing recurring "PPP LCP Send Termination Request" in the HH5 troubleshooting log roughly every 6-7 minutes. Its driving me crazy, as it upsets the backup, BT TV is interrupted, iPlayer falls over... Chaos!
What can I do?
Appreciate your suggestion. Happy to buy something better than the BT homehub (and have VLAN capability). The other though is to buy a modem, and stick with the HH5 wifi. Any recommendations?
You will get an Openreach modem for a few pounds on ebay.
There are a few VDSL modem/routers that are recommended by users on the forum. It all depends on your needs and of course your budget.
They start in price at about £30 for a basic single wireless frequency one and go up to over £200 for all the bells and whistles.
If you do an Internet search you will get an idea and after you have decided what you would like post back and I am sure somebody will offer an opinion based on experience of using it.
Have decided to go with a eBay BT Openreach HG612 modem, as its only a few quid (as you said) to see if I can improve the situation. I have one of them in use at work too. If that doesn't work out I'll splash the cash on something new. I'll post my experiences; it might help someone who follows on.