actiontec, qworst, and unhappiness
fungus at aros.net
Fri Jun 3 12:36:03 MDT 2005
On Jun 3, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Brandon Beattie wrote:
> A Cisco 678 won't be the perfect solution either. I'm not familiar
> the Actiontecs and what is going wrong, but I know of a problem with
> the Cisco's that is very similar. I have a friend who owns an ISP and
> verified that some ISP Cisco routers when rebooted will cause the
> subscribers DSL modems to stop working until they are also
> rebooted. I
> think there is a work around, or a way to avoid this but it sounds
> it is on the ISP side. I have C-Solutions and have had the modem
> hang a
> half dozen times. I know with other ISPs it happens much more often.
> It sounds though like it's when something specific is done on the
> router though, when it is rebooted or if something else is done to
> it. You can try another modem and it may be better, but from my
> experience, a Cisco 678 still will have problems.
Actually this is not the same issue with the Actiontec 152x series.
At least I am assuming that your problem is the same as mine.
My Actiontec will *completely* lock up every few weeks, preventing
all WAN and LAN traffic to it. I cannot use the Web based admin
tool. The only option is to powercycle. This has absolutely nothing
to do with the router at the ISP. I know because I am a sysadmin at
my ISP and know for a fact that it hasn't rebooted. Also the re-
training cannot fix it, because it is a *complete* lock up. re-
training will only fix a problem when your DSL signal is interrupted.
I have spoken to the tech support agents at length and they say they
have had much fewer complaints about the newer wireless-builtin
Actiontec models. Cisco 678's can be hard to come by. The Sangoma
 card looks promising if you want to build your own router. I
have heard good things about the Zoom  modems. I have a friend
that has a Cisco 827-4V ADSL router, he says it is amazing (real
IOS router) but a bit pricey.
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