Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:21 AM
Thanks for your help guys. Was out of town for a bit and was unable to check if your recommendations work. Just got back today. Problem still exists and have been at it since morning.
Making the network unsecured doesn't seem to have any effect.
Have observed that my PPOE get disconnected every now and then and then reconnects immediately leading to a temporary loss of connectivity. However once the PPOE has disconnected my wifi connection goes stale. As in once the PPOE reconnects my wifi doest resume internet connectivity (on all devices, phone or laptop). I have to disconnect the wifi connection manually and reconnect.
I tried running the windows diagnostic, but it said that windows was unable to fix the problem. And even if it did, it'd still leave my phone issues unsorted. ( I have quite a few phones here whose push mail and nimbuzz depend on the wifi).
Have manually assigned IP to the laptop and also managed to do the same on my E71. Unfortunately that hasn't helped. The IP during loss of internet connectivity continues to be the one assigned by the dhcp or the one manually assigned. (192.168.1.x) Doest goto the 169.x.x.x that windows generally reverts to when there is net connectivity loss.
I understand the frequent PPOE disconnection is most probably a mtnl line issue. But several 198 complaint have yielded little results so far. As far as mtnl is concerned if internet is working when they call, the complaint docket is cleared away.
So am kind of looking forward to a solution which will let my wifi devices maintain connectivity once my PPOE reconnects and not go stale as is happening now. Will deal with mtnl later.
Regarding line quality, it actually doesn't seem bad. SNR downstream is 33.2 and upstream is 9.5, while attenuation is 7.1 and 6.6 respectively.