WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,020,373
Topics75,173
Members13,105
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs24
Most Online13,060
Sep 14th, 2019
Who's Online Now
38 registered members (10 invisible), 1,297 guests, and244 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
World's Best Council Estate
by diggingdeeper. 28th Sep 2019 1:56pm
Funny Pics and Posts
by neddy. 2nd Feb 2013 4:21pm
Count to 1,000,000
by Nobody. 16th May 2011 12:40pm
Keep one, Lose one
by . 26th Apr 2006 9:28pm
New Wirral History
WHERE IS/WAS TONER ROAD, LISCARD
by moretonkiwi. 27th Sep 2019 4:25am
some downloadable pdfs from Cheshire Local History
by derekdwc. 26th Sep 2019 12:44pm
Where is/was this Station Hotel
by derekdwc. 13th Mar 2019 11:44am
Long-forgotten brook.
by Excoriator. 17th Sep 2017 7:37pm
St Werburgh's, Birkenhead
by Roslynmuse. 13th Aug 2014 7:19pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by granny. 14th Oct 2019 10:34pm
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper. 14th Oct 2019 10:18pm
663 Wellington now called "Dukes" Wallasey Road a
by daveybm. 13th Oct 2019 10:08am
Defend Democracy Protests
by granny. 12th Oct 2019 11:40pm
Lost river (Well, brook really)
by Excoriator. 12th Oct 2019 11:08pm
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 11th Oct 2019 3:59am
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smart Watch
by Catsick. 10th Oct 2019 6:48pm
Wanted consumer unit fuse box for a shed
by spider. 10th Oct 2019 4:45pm
For sale R/c Big Spitfire plane
by spider. 10th Oct 2019 4:43pm
October
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Question Time in Wallasey
by granny. 29th Sep 2019 9:51pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Router problems. Talk Talk? #1032159
10th Mar 2017 3:22pm
10th Mar 2017 3:22pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,131
Upton
paxvobiscum Offline OP
Forum Addict
paxvobiscum  Offline OP
Forum Addict
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,131
Upton
Has anyone had Router problems this week and been unable to get internet?

I am with Talk Talk and parts of the day get a message to state I am not connected.

Google Ads
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1032161
10th Mar 2017 4:09pm
10th Mar 2017 4:09pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,857
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty

Wiki Veteran
Dilly  Online Shifty

Wiki Veteran
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,857
wallasey
Had no problems in liscard. Will check when I get home.

Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1032163
10th Mar 2017 4:55pm
10th Mar 2017 4:55pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,541
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,541
Wirral
Pax I too am with Talk Talk. I was with Virgin without any problems, they tansferred us to Talk Talk, and every day I have the same problem as you are mentioning.

Fine through the daytime, but once 11pm to midnight comes, it's an absolute pain in the neck. On of, On off constantly.

No connection, no connection, no connection every five minutes.

Don't know what they are up to but not satisfactory at all.




Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1032164
10th Mar 2017 5:34pm
10th Mar 2017 5:34pm
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,555
Wirral
C
cools Offline
Forum Master
cools  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,555
Wirral
I used to have that all the time but must admit been quite good lately. I was with tesco and they transferred me to Talktalk. They gave me no incentive when became a customer so a couple of months ago having seen it being offered lower to new customers I rang up and complained, reduced my monthly bill and so they should. Maybe worth a phonecall see what they can do for you. If I remember right I had to take cover off my phone socket and plug it it without something they test,it worked quite well without cover on so I've left it off.

Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1032165
10th Mar 2017 5:44pm
10th Mar 2017 5:44pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 350
Wallasey
H
Habdab Offline
Old Hand
Habdab  Offline
Old Hand
H
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 350
Wallasey
You can always check the state of their service by visiting this site....
http://downdetector.co.uk/problems/talktalk

That's providing you have an internet connection.

On a slightly different note, I have just bought their 76 Mbps service boost. I ran a speed check and found my Upload speed had increased from 1.9 Mbps to 19.5 Mbps but the download speed had hardly increased and was only 38 Mbps.
I rang talktalk and after spending half an hour with an Indian gentleman who I could barely understand, and repeatedly watching my routers lights while he reset it and lost all the passwords in it, he decided he would escalate my call and I was promised a call back within 24 hours. (which never happened)
I resolved the issue by switching off my router for half an hour. When I turned it back on, my speed was up to 75.5 Mbps.
My point is, if you have issues, try switching off the router for half an hour and see if it fixes things before you take the next step of applying for a headache trying to decipher what an offshore agent is telling you.


Fetere sum, ego sum Ergo
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1032172
10th Mar 2017 11:09pm
10th Mar 2017 11:09pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,541
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,541
Wirral


True to form, no problems all day or evening @ 11.04pm and it's started already.

Can't be bothered battling with it. Night folks. Will try what Habdab says tomorrow..



Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: Habdab] #1032174
11th Mar 2017 12:27am
11th Mar 2017 12:27am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,801
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,801
Birkenhead
Originally Posted by Habdab
You can always check the state of their service by visiting this site....
http://downdetector.co.uk/problems/talktalk

That's providing you have an internet connection.

On a slightly different note, I have just bought their 76 Mbps service boost. I ran a speed check and found my Upload speed had increased from 1.9 Mbps to 19.5 Mbps but the download speed had hardly increased and was only 38 Mbps.
I rang talktalk and after spending half an hour with an Indian gentleman who I could barely understand, and repeatedly watching my routers lights while he reset it and lost all the passwords in it, he decided he would escalate my call and I was promised a call back within 24 hours. (which never happened)
I resolved the issue by switching off my router for half an hour. When I turned it back on, my speed was up to 75.5 Mbps.
My point is, if you have issues, try switching off the router for half an hour and see if it fixes things before you take the next step of applying for a headache trying to decipher what an offshore agent is telling you.


Yep, I was sceptical that the half hour off would work but it did with mine as well a while ago, but this is only applicable with fibre connections.

Best fix for non-fibre is to reboot the router only during the worst connection time, this trains the signal when noise is at its worst and may prevent it dropping out, you may lose a bit of speed the rest of the time.

If you do not have any joy with talktalk and their telephone non-help call centre, escalate your problems with Milton Keynes staff on the talktalk forum although some of their best staff there have left they normally get things resolved and even talk sense.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1032175
11th Mar 2017 5:57am
11th Mar 2017 5:57am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,131
Upton
paxvobiscum Offline OP
Forum Addict
paxvobiscum  Offline OP
Forum Addict
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,131
Upton
Thank you so much everyone. Your advice has been most helpful.





Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1037059
11th May 2017 11:17am
11th May 2017 11:17am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,541
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,541
Wirral


As the problem continued, and I was using two different providers for internet and landline, Talk Talk and BT, I decided to take the plunge.

So, after much debate over best deals, contacted John Lewis, on 4th April . I now have a brilliant service, which is provided through PlusNet, 22.50 a month (1st 12 months) for all and cheaper calls too. I was paying 19 for internet alone, and another similar amount for landline to BT.

So for roughly half the price, it's faster broadband, no disconnections or dropping out and also have the 1 hr free landline calls on Evening and weekends for no extra cost, free 1571 and caller display .

Received a general email from them yesterday saying the 22.50 has now been put on offer for 20.00 . So I decided to move in on them, and hey presto they have agreed I can have it for 20.00 raising to 26.50 after 12 months.

Happy bunny today.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1037102
11th May 2017 8:04pm
11th May 2017 8:04pm
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,885
Wallasey
S
Salmon Offline
Forum Addict
Salmon  Offline
Forum Addict
S
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,885
Wallasey
Well done Granny, always good to get a wining result and always good to question suppliers of anything and try for a reduction.
You will be able to pay for the brown bin now smile

Last edited by Salmon; 11th May 2017 8:05pm.
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: paxvobiscum] #1037475
17th May 2017 11:40am
17th May 2017 11:40am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 350
Wallasey
H
Habdab Offline
Old Hand
Habdab  Offline
Old Hand
H
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 350
Wallasey
You could always try altering your DNS server. I changed mine to google's public server, the setting is 8.8.8.8 primary and 8.8.4.4. secondary.
You can google how to change it for your operating system. takes a couple of minutes to do it.


Fetere sum, ego sum Ergo
Re: Router problems. Talk Talk? [Re: Habdab] #1037490
17th May 2017 4:07pm
17th May 2017 4:07pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,801
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,801
Birkenhead
Originally Posted by Habdab
You could always try altering your DNS server. I changed mine to google's public server, the setting is 8.8.8.8 primary and 8.8.4.4. secondary.
You can google how to change it for your operating system. takes a couple of minutes to do it.


There are pros and cons to doing that, if you are concerned about privacy it means google can track every site you use. Additionally it means all your DNS traffic has to negotiate its way through many servers and back instead of talking directly to your ISP's DNS server.

In reality its rare to have a DNS problem these days, normally your computer points to your router's DNS server, the router's DNS server talks to your ISP's DNS server. DNS is cached at the ISP, cached at your router and cached at your computer.

DNS propagation has been changed enormously in the last couple of years whilst it used to take up to two days for DNS to propagate round the world it usually happens within the hour these days and sometimes in seconds round USA and Europe. The occasional problem is the caching on your router and your computer doesn't keep up with the changes that fast never mind which DNS server its pointing at, but most sites have fixed IP addresses so the DNS rarely needs to update.

Sorry if that's a bit techie but just to help people follow, DNS is the table of website names to their IP addresses. Whilst you type in a name (url), the traffic to and from your computer uses the IP address which is basically an identity number. You need a DNS system because your normal computer's traffic (http) couldn't pick up a DNS table because it wouldn't know the IP address or route to fetch it from. There are other matters as well but that doesn't matter to understand the basic functionality.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn

Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Extinction Rebellion
by granny. 7th Oct 2019 6:06pm
Question Time in Wallasey
by derekdwc. 29th Sep 2019 12:12pm
WHERE IS/WAS TONER ROAD, LISCARD
by moretonkiwi. 27th Sep 2019 4:25am
some downloadable pdfs from Cheshire Local History
by derekdwc. 26th Sep 2019 12:44pm
New Brighton Adventure Land
by cools. 25th Sep 2019 10:34pm
For Sale & Free
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 9th Oct 2019 11:49am
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 5th Oct 2019 9:35am
Laser Printer (USB / network)
by Gibbo. 3rd Oct 2019 11:11am
sewing machine
by lincle. 3rd Oct 2019 8:31am
Trampoline
by lincle. 1st Oct 2019 6:19pm
Member Spotlight
vw_kyle
vw_kyle
wirral
Posts: 1,993
Joined: December 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
jpacker, Fazza, Mrs_Woods, S1mm0, spaceylala
13105 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Question Time in Wallasey
by derekdwc. 29th Sep 2019 12:12pm
Darley Dene, Breck Road, Wallasey
by NickWirral. 15th Sep 2019 7:01pm
Recent road repairs
by Littlebear. 26th Aug 2019 11:21am
News : New Topics
Extinction Rebellion
by granny. 7th Oct 2019 6:06pm
New Brighton Adventure Land
by cools. 25th Sep 2019 10:34pm
New art ... by Dotmaster @ NewBrighton
by GaryFromWirral. 21st Sep 2019 3:20pm
Police, Rock ferry.
by diggingdeeper. 19th Sep 2019 8:52pm
Stanley School Sackings
by diggingdeeper. 18th Sep 2019 1:54am
New Enthusiast Forums
When Logins Become Redundant
by diggingdeeper. 24th Sep 2019 8:10am
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:14am
Kia Ceed Clutch
by TudorBlue. 14th Sep 2019 8:24pm
Downton Abbey Film
by cools. 13th Sep 2019 3:30pm
Your cat snipped and chipped £5
by venice. 23rd Jul 2019 10:32pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:37am
Sunset Mon 6:18pm
Local Time Mon 10:50pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1