I have a basic talktalk broadband connection with a wireless ( belkin ) modem plugged in straight to my pc and a wireless laptop downstairs.
Some days the pc internet connection is perfect, fast and stable but most of the time I cannot connect without first activating my work vpn connection which is set up on the pc.
The laptop is worse, again sometimes it will be fine - just turn on the modem and we are connected no problem but most days it will not connect for hours - even if I have at the same time got a connection going on the pc.
I am at a loss - why is it sometimes ok and when it isn't how does the vpn help me to 'punch through' and get connected ?
How can it be a modem problem or the internet settings when the problem is not occurring constantly ?
I expect it is talktalk / bt issue due to the usual infrastructure and over capicity issues in the uk.
Before I give up on talktalk and bt and go for the expense and hassle of virgin fibre optic or similar I would really welcome any help or suggestions.
Many thanks in advance.
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