ADSL2+ Modem

My area isn't getting NBN for at least another 3 years.

My current modem, a TP-Link TD-W8968, has served me well for a number of years, but has been problematic for around 12 months. I've been needing to reset the modem after a few weeks/days to regain the internet connection. Also, recently my NAS speed has slowed to floppy disk speed or even slower.

Is there any way to fix this problem? I don't restart my PC until I need to (that is, not daily).

If not, would you recommend buying the same modem as a replacement?

Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Comments

  • +2 votes

    First step is to make sure it has the latest firmware.

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      second step is to not talk about first step.

      but yeah, firmware first then if no fix then new modem. being on 24/7 can cause component failure and degraded service.

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      Yes, it's latest firmware. Thanks for reminder.

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    NBN rollout is to finish by 2020

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    Well first of all you need to figure out where the problem is. If you're sure it's the modem's issue, buy a new modem. I wouldn't replace it with the same model, because there must be newer ones out there.

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      The main consideration is it's only a short term one solution, so there no need to buy newer ones out there if the price/value trade-off isn't there.

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        My area isn't getting NBN for at least another 3 years.

        As far as tech goes, especially something you're going to be using most of the day every day like a modem…. yeah I'd pay a decent amount of money for it. Plus - new ones aren't necessarily all that much more expensive. I mean, something like the TP-Link Archer VR600 is around $120. So over even just 3 years, is only $40/year.

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        Get a VDSL/ADSL modem router in case you get fttn/fttc

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    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/393512

    Ask unistudent for one for free. Failing that find one for cheap on eBay or Gumtree.

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