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Hi guys I'm rarely on here now but just thinking my duma is nearing 5 years old and was wondering if anyone has had any pack up on them yet and should I be expecting to have to replace in near future?

I'm with plus net at moment and my contract is due to end shortly and the connection has been terrible and recently wondered if it's the net duma or Plusnet messing with my connection

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It's quite possible it's near its EOL, especially if it has been used the entire time. Could you expand on the issues you've been having? If you test direct from the Plusnet modem/router that will tell you if it is the router or not.

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1 hour ago, Netduma Fraser said:

It's quite possible it's near its EOL, especially if it has been used the entire time. Could you expand on the issues you've been having? If you test direct from the Plusnet modem/router that will tell you if it is the router or not.

Lots of connection losses

Speeds dropping really low

Rebooting fixes for a short time

Trouble is I have plus net to power line adapter then power line to netduma and sometimes the problem is the power line and restarting that speeds things up, I have done some tests on the plus net but just via WiFi on phone not laptop and ethernet but the speeds are alot slower than when I first signed up

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18 minutes ago, daz said:

Lots of connection losses

Speeds dropping really low

Rebooting fixes for a short time

Trouble is I have plus net to power line adapter then power line to netduma and sometimes the problem is the power line and restarting that speeds things up, I have done some tests on the plus net but just via WiFi on phone not laptop and ethernet but the speeds are alot slower than when I first signed up

Understood, I've always had power line adapters and have had trouble with them in the past. Would it be possible to have plusnet > R1 > power line instead? That way if you get the issues again you can go direct to the R1 and get a better idea of where the issue is coming from.

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10 hours ago, Netduma Fraser said:

Understood, I've always had power line adapters and have had trouble with them in the past. Would it be possible to have plusnet > R1 > power line instead? That way if you get the issues again you can go direct to the R1 and get a better idea of where the issue is coming from.

No not really cause it's an early 1900 thick wall house and the WiFi can't make it all around the house so it's also used to boost WiFi

The main phone line comes in upstairs and there's power line to bring down stairs to netduma and my Xbox, power line also goes to my son's Xbox in attic room (I know it's not ideal having it bypass duma) and there's also 2 WiFi boosters around the house and it still doesn't give us connection in every corner of the house

I would like to get extensions instead of power lines tho, also have a few old by hubs that I've tried to set up as WiFi extenders but had limited success

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If I was in your situation I would definitely do away with the power line adapters and WiFi boosters (I assume they're the one plugged into power using the wiring in the walls to boost) and run longer ethernet cables with some APs or dedicated extenders. That is what I've done and the difference is night and day.

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