Lousy connectivity on my new DSL
February 23, 2009 11:13 AM Subscribe
Diagnose my wifi difficulties, please! New DSL installation with intermittent, slow connectivity and occasional weird pings/notifications.
posted by soviet sleepover to computers & internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm somewhat computer savvy, but I'm definitely missing something basic, so assume I'm a beginner with all this!
I just got DSL (with SBC Global) and an inherited modem and linksys router. I followed the instructions on the SBC Global installation cd, installed the phone filters, etc. Connectivity is intermittent (and extremely slow), even though the signal always appears strong, and roommates also have the same problems. I'm usually able to connect to the router (though not reliably). Pings return occasionally weird results (posted below), and every once in a while this error will pop up:
"192.168.1.64 in use by 00:90:4b:b4:ef:dc, DHCP Server 192.168.1.254"
The intermittent connection also seems to happen when I'm connected directly to the modem via an ethernet cable, but I don't think it's a problem with the physical lines: I've already checked the phone box outdoors, and there's no corrosion (plus, I'm pretty sure the previous tenants have had wireless here without complaint).
Here's the last minute-or-so of a ping:
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=8227 ttl=55 time=64.149 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=8228 ttl=55 time=72.922 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=8230 ttl=55 time=72.530 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=8233 ttl=55 time=62.075 ms
60 bytes from se5-l0.pltnca.sbcglobal.net (188.8.131.52): Communication prohibited by filter
Vr HL TOS Len ID Flg off TTL Pro cks Src Dst
4 5 00 0054 2cc6 0 0000 3e 01 fff4 192.168.1.64 184.108.40.206
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=8612 ttl=55 time=81.776 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=8613 ttl=55 time=61.918 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=8614 ttl=55 time=61.946 ms
I don't think I've left anything important out, but I'm not sure what to do and ordinary fiddling hasn't seemed to fix anything. Help, metafilter! You're my only hope!