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    Unhappy TL-WPA8630P v2.0 - intermittent drop-outs

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    Hi -
    New the forum and after some advice please - I can't seem to see my exact issue here.

    I've got the following setup:

    ADSL Router > WPA8630P > 1300Mbps extender > LAN cable > laptop
    All Wi-Fi extensions disabled - not in use. Just using wired LAN only from the extender
    Firmware is the latest available: 2.0.2 Build 20170509 Rel.58359
    The PowerLine and laptop both have static IP addresses which are also reserved on the ADSL router's DHCP server

    A couple of times during an average 8 hour usage period throughout the day (I work from home), the laptop complains that the network has disconnected.

    After a few mins or so, it re-connects again with no intervention.

    There are no warning lights on either the extender, the PowerLine Unit or the ADSL router.

    I wrote a script to try and capture more info.

    It constantly pings in turn:
    1. the laptop's loopback address
    2. the laptop's static IP address
    3. the laptop's default gateway (which is the internal IP address of the ADSL router)
    4. the ADSL Router's external IP address (derived from an NSLOOKUP command)

    Normally the script reports all addresses pinging OK.

    When I get the outage, the default gateway and the ADSL external IP address stop pinging - 3 and 4.

    I have an additional separate Wi-Fi connection directly to the ADSL router, and during the outage confirm that I can still get out onto the internet, ruling the ADSL Router out.

    If I then decide to power off / power on the extender, once it re connects to the Powerline adapter, the network returns again.


    I need to understand if there is anything else I can do to stabilise the Powerline, which at the moment looks to be the culprit.

    Best,
    - ScatchyMonkey

  2. #2
    Have you checked the connection between router and powerline adapter? try to ping the gateway every second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shield101 View Post
    Have you checked the connection between router and powerline adapter? try to ping the gateway every second.
    Covered by 3. the laptop's default gateway (which is the internal IP address of the ADSL router)


 

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