There's a little preview of what I have been going through ever since I bought my new router. I used to have a different 2Wire router, I forget the model, but I would NEVER have my connection drop. Now, with my 2Wire 2701 HG-B, Whenever I try to download something, I get horribly low speeds, and my connection drops VERY frequently. Sometimes even when I am just surfing the internet or playing my Xbox 360 or ps3, the connection will drop. When I am on the computer my browser says something like, THE BROADBAND LINK IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. I checked the gateway portal thing, "Gateway.2wire.net" and I can't see anything wrong. It says everything is "up". But I am still experiencing all these problems.
EDIT: I really don't even know what to say. Once I can form a good intelligent speech of sorts, I am going to ram it right down AT&T customer service's throat. I would call right now but there is a time for brute force and a time for finesse.
I also just figured something out with a bit of googling. I was talking to my neighbors who are paying for the same 3MB Down and .5MB Up. They are paying less than me and I have used there internet when I was over with my ipad and it is superbly faster.
I see in my router settings that it says I can get 3MB Out and .5MB in per second.
This is utter madness. My router resets itself everytime I try downloading ANYTHING over 100 MB. And my download seems to be capped at around 150 KB/ps THATS RIGHT. KB not MB. I even tried doing a speedtest on a website that is fairly accurate. Using my neighbors wifi from my computer I can get 2.8MB Steady download and .3-.5 MB up per second. But when I connect to my router I get 140 KBps down and 46KB up. This is so sickening.
Just tried E-Mailing Customer Support and while I wasn't even downloading anything, and nothing but my computer was accessing the internet, I got the "BROADBAND LINK IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE" page, after trying to send the e-mail. There goes 20 minutes of my time. I wish comcast was an option here.