I've been struggling with router stability quite a bit. I suspect that I'm doing something wrong with the configuration. I'm sharing a single DSL line for my entire home network, using DLink DSL500T DSL Modem/1-port Router. The sharing is done via DLink DI724P+ router with Wifi AP & 4-port 100/10 Ethernet. Both DSL500 & DI724P is capable of connecting to ISP via PPPoE, though the DI724 lacks the phonejack so cannot be wired directly and must be routed through the modem. I'm configuring DSL500T to provide Internet gateway, enabling both its NAT and DHCP functions. While the WiFi router is used exclusively to provide WiFi Access Point and 100BaseTX connection to one or two PCs. The followings shows connection map.
ISP -----> DSL500T -------> DI724P -----100BaseTX----> PCs | |-------- WiFi -------> Notebooks
DI724P is functioning as hub for all equipments and the DI724P WAN port is currently not in use. DHCP function on DI724P is disabled. I've tried to disable DSL500T's DHCP function, using DI724P to dynamically assign IP instead. This doesn't seem to work at all.
One thing I have not tried is to set DSL500T in bridge mode and to use DI724P both as hub and router for IP traffic. The problem with this is that I'm not sure what setup I should be using for DSL500T in bridge mode.
My problem right now is that sometimes the Internet just stops working after any length of time between 24 to 48 hours. Upon rebooting the hub, the Internet starts working fine again. I have a nagging feeling that I'm just not setting something right. Any thoughts? TIA