I noticed some unusual behaviour with the supplied Technicolor router. So I went to investigate. I use wireless but also have a switch attached and a few devices connected over Ethernet for a home network.
I ran a ping from my laptop over WiFi to a number of these devices on my LAN. After sending 300 packets to each, I noted an average 7%-9% packet loss.
I then tried a ping with an external host. After 300 packets sent to the BBC website, ping recorded 5% packets lost.
In order to isolate the issue I swapped the Technicolour router for a old spare router I have. Running the same tests in the same scenario yielded 0% packet loss. However I couldn’t test over the WAN because this router requires an external modem for Internet access, such I don’t have.
With that being said, has anyone else noticed similar performance problems with the Technicolor router? If necessary, would it be possible to arrange a replacement? High packet loss isn’t ideal for a number of operations I run on my network: SSH, backup, video streaming. I especially notice the delay when using SSH locally. I also sometimes see odd errors in Firefox like: ‘The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.’ which soundly supports my packet loss observations.