Very strange problem this, I wouldn’t believe it unless I was experiencing it myself.
Connecting the Vero 4k to the network (either wired or wireless) causes my Asus RT-AC68U router to drop the ADSL connection. Looking in the router logs, I can see pppd cycling from a successful connection to a terminated connection every few minutes, and the connection will be usable for a very short time upon every reconnection before it goes dead again.
It’s definitely the combination of the Vero and the router. The connection will be stable for days, if not weeks, upon the Vero being unplugged, or even it the network settings in My OSMC are disabled. I also tried a different router/modem and the connection was good, so it must be the combination of the Asus and the Vero.
The LAN is fine and unaffected
OSMC on a Raspberry pi does not cause an issue
The problem has occurred since the Vero was unboxed.
The router is on the latest firmware and the Vero is on the 2017.07-1 release (flashed via an SD card - obviously I cannot do an online upgrade)
The Vero is effectively factory default for all but the initial OSMC configuration (timezone, language, etc) and the network settings. No weird dodgy Kodi addons!
OSMC/Vero works correctly in all other ways
The router has a PPPoE connection via an ADSL modem. I’ve tried two different modems and the problem was observed for both.
The problem occurs whether the Vero is connecting directly to the router or via another router in Access Point mode.
As mentioned, the dropouts occur whether the Vero is using a wired connection or a wireless connection, which makes me suspect it’s not hardware related, and instead a software/OS issue.
On the face of it, it does seem to be a problem with the router, but I have not witnessed this phenomenon with any other of the literally dozens of devices I’ve used with it in 2+ years, many of them Ubuntu and closely related to Debian on the Vero.
Any suggestions of how to debug this problem would be very appreciated. I’m handy with Linux from the command line. Thanks.