Having mostly solved the speed issues I was having with my Vivid 350 (the technician fitted an attenuator which brought my downstream and upstream power levels back into optimum ranges) I have been running the Hub 3 in modem mode, with a TP Link Archer C7 as the router. (QoS off, Nat Boost on)
However, I'm seeing an awful lot of packet loss and latency spikes since doing that, so any suggestions as to what might be up. The BQM graph here certainly doesn't look as healthy as some I have seen posted on forums here..(this via wired connection) which may explain the occasional speed dips that still plagues me, though nowhere near as bad as before the attenuator was fitted. (For example this dramatic but short lived blip of a speed drop https://www.speedtest.net/result/8262856401)
Every time i post the BQM links, I get error messages, can't seem to get the actual image to post...what exactly do I need to do to get that to appear, hmm, having tried numerous of the graph link options presented (Direct, small, large, BBCode)
No timeouts listed recently in the log and I will need a bit more explanation on exactly how and to where to copy the MAC address etc ! But I'm getting the feeling that the TP Link is not working well with the Hub 3., unless there are some specific settings on the Archer I have missed. Will do a BQM test tomorrow with the Hub 3 back in router mode to see if all those red spikes disappear.
Do a screen grab around the BQM, save it and post it.
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ok, lets see if the image posts this time, this one is still on the TP Link up till 11am (wired to PC, Cat 6A) The image posted last night has finally appeared (see above). Will now switch Hub 3 back to router mode to test those packets..
Well, I didn't get round to swapping the Hub back to router mode (gardening and stuff!) but interesting to note that even though nothing was changed or touched the packet loss abruptly disappeared at midday. See BQM image for today. That's with the TP Link still connected, the PC on all day (as yesterday), no cables touched, no reboots, nothing.
So, is that change indicative of some issues with Virgin that were resolved ? Some random 'noise' event that ran all yesterday and till midday today, then ended...About the only change that occurred is that around 11am, I turned the PC on for the day, it having been turned off at around 2.30 am on that graph...very odd