One of the many people that are experiencing frequent dropouts with the Netgear CG3000. Im sick of it and after just getting off the phone with Support, its gonna cost me another $80 dollars to send out the same modem(why would i want the same with so many problems) because the modems warranty ran out. Id rather pay $200 for a top of the line modem that I know will work flawlessly. So my question is it possible to use a modem bought from a shop instead of an optus supplied modem. Ive read that it can be done over the phone with tech support or they try and send out a techie and charge you $100 bucks. Any help greatly appreciated, I cant tolerate these dropouts any longer.
I had a problem with a modem, and reverted to an old one that I'd been supplied with a previous Telstra account. I connected it, then re-booted Windows (Windows 7), which found it and applied the correct settings, without any hassles, so I believe you can use any modem of the correct type (eg wireless etc.).
Hey smoothy - are you noticing these 'dropouts' when connected via Eth or wifi? Is it happening at a certain time of the day/ night or at random times? If you can shoot me through your Internet Username via a Private Message I can take a closer look over your connection for you as well as look into some possible options for you.
Also, please keep in mind that only Optus supplied Cable modems will be provisioned on this type of service. A DSL service is completely different where a number of non-Optus supplied modems will work when the correct details are entered into the modems firmware page.