Hi all, moved house a few months ago and brought my HUB 3.0 with me and plugged into the existing Virgin line here.
The difference in this house is that the HUB is in the loft as thats where the previous owner had hers installed. So, I purchased a 30m network cable (CSL - 30m - CAT.6 Ethernet Gigabit Lan network cable (RJ45) | 10/100/1000Mbit/s | Patch cable) and ran it down the stairs to a NETGEAR GS108E-300UKS 8-Port Gigabit port.
What happens almost everyday is that I have to either pull the power to the switch or unplug the network cable and plug it in again to restore network/internet connection. I've changed the network cable (for the same make/type) and the port/switch to a different model.
Has anyone any ideas why I keep loosing connection? Its driving me nuts now!! Could it be the HUB? I've swapped the ports around there also. Is it the make/type of network cable? I'm running out of ideas 😞
The hub maybe focused to run the Ethernet in Energy-Efficient Ethernet and the hub don't like long cables so your options are try the shielded cable, have another switch in the loft with a short cable to the hub and the long cable to the switch or get a router with 1Gb ports and use the hub in modem mode. Best would be to get a new router.
OK, so it seems I had at least one drop out yesterday. Watching a movie from my NAS, I had to pull the plug from the switch next to the HUB as it lost connection again. I'll continue to monitor it today, but I'm not holding out hope if last night is anything to go by!
What would be next? A shielded CAT cable? Do you think the cable I have could be poor quality and causing the need to reset the switches?
What's your budget and "requirements" in a router (that the Hub3 doesn't have)?
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