I'm suspecting my modem is dying. Been fine for a couple years but I'm finding random internet dropouts now. Or maybe the rain is affecting the copper to the NBN node.
I am cabled directlly to the modem/router. Trying to get to a website during these outages takes me to the modem GUI and tells me to check the cable and offers to retry.
Eventually, the connection just fixes itself. Restarting the modem does not help, I just have to wait for the connection to come back.
A day or two ago, I could not access the GUI. Internet was actually working. Could ping the modem but it was acting like I was entering an invalid IP address. Restarting the unit fixed that one.
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I am certain this is not a TPG service issue. Something between the modem and the NBN node is being flaky. I don't know if that is NBN or Telstra responsibility. I don't talk to neighbours, so not aware if they have similar issues.
@Ahra_G has looked at the logs and sees that the connection has been stable for all of last night. Of course, I wasn't home last night to take advantage of this. Bummer.
We are expecting more rain, so it will be interesting to see if I get more dropouts when it all gets wet again.
As originally stated, I am cabled to the modem. Not on Wifi. During the outage I can access the modem and see that the modem cannot access the internet.
As per your private message, have you already tried testing another LAN cable though? One thing that I noticed is the firmware version. I could check with our Technical team a new firmware is available for your modem.
I'll be in touch once I hear from their team.
While I have not tried a new ethernet cable, I can confirm that I can connect to the modem during the outages. The connection to the modem is fine. The connection from the modem to the NBN node is where it fails.
I may have a spare phone cable to test the connection between the wall and the modem. That is the only logical one I can try myself.
I still think the problem is probably rain affecting the underground wiring or possibly the modem. Firmware update could be a good thing.