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Loss of link packets

I have had this unit for a number of years without problems.

Just switched to broadband - Connecting via switch causes multiple disconnections and reduced speed. Direct computer connection gives permanent connection and treble the speed.

Broadband supplier (BT) say this is because the 1Gb switch fussy and is missing lots of link packets and I should switch to a 10/100 switch.

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Re: Loss of link packets

Auto-negotiation, or duplex mismatch problems are common between 10/100 and 1Gb devices. Make sure the driver on your computer's ethernet adapter is up-to-date. If that doesn't help, you may need to try an inexpensive D-link or Linksys 10/100 switch.

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