In continuing on from my blog the other day where I was wondering what would happen if I were to run a second router on our phone line.
After a fair amount of fiddling around, I found the following things to happen consistently:
- For reasons I can only guess at, the NB5 will not attempt to connect when the old D-Link is connected.
- When the D-Link is unplugged from the phone line, the NB5 will sync near instantly.
- As soon as the D-Link is plugged back into the phone line it will boot the NB5.
- The NB5 will not attempt to sync again until the D-Link is unplugged.
Now, I figure that only one will connect at a time due to the static IP provided by TPG, what I don’t understand though is why the old router will consistently kick the new one off every time it is plugged in but the new one will not affect the old one at all. The only thing I can think of is that the old ADSL router firmware is much more aggressive than the firmware on the new adsl2+ router. So I’m guessing the NB5 checks the line, determines there is a connection, and leaves it be until the connection is gone, whereas the old router doesn’t.