February 22, 2011 at 02:00:28
Specs: Windows Home Vista, 1.73ghz/512mb
The laptop does not have a dial up modem, just wireless connection. Uses a wireless ADSL Router DSL-2640R provided by Talk Talk. Location Ingatestone CM4 9NP

Frequent (several times a week) and random loss of internet signal from the router, sometimes the loss will be as long as 24 hours, but varies and can be minutes of loss, the internet light on the router turning red with the internet loss.

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February 22, 2011 at 07:22:25
Sounds like poor signal. If you have an older house that has an old style Loop system and the router is at the end of the loop, then you may be getting poor signal. Try moving the router to a different phone jack to confirm this.

Find out which side of the house the Phone NID (the box on the out side that all phone lines go into) is on.

If the room you are placing the DSL modem in is the farthest from the NID then you may want to either move the modem closer and use a wireless router or you can get a phone guy or electrician to install what is called a homerun (dedicated wire run from the room DSL is in out to the NID.

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February 22, 2011 at 09:34:49
... try a "DIY" booster click here and watch the video.

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February 22, 2011 at 11:33:50
"the internet light on the router turning red with the internet loss"

A directional antenna is not going to help this problem. It is a problem in the phone line. He could use it after he gets a wireless router with external antenna.

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February 23, 2011 at 02:02:30
Thanks for getting back ace_omega, this house is really old on an estate! I have heard rumor that there are problems with people using Talk Talk in this town Ingatestone, and was wondering if the problem may lie in the substation?

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February 23, 2011 at 07:48:50
If it did you have no control over that. You can only make the lines in the house better and tell them that it is not in the house. ISPs are reluctant to fix Plant problems because they are very expensive. If you can get your neighbors together and log a group complaint then they will consider it because the amount of revenue they will lose by you leaving will justify the repairs.

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