Quote Originally Posted by sodface View Post
@KeBul, ATT DSL was my brother's response. I would have said ATT U-Verse, haven't really kept up so much with broadband tech, maybe U-verse is DSL. I used to have DSL back in the early 00's with a static IP and it's been downhill ever since

@leadears, the main router is a combined wireless router plus DSL connection with 4 additional ethernet ports. The pi was (as I recall) the only ethernet connected device.
Sorry, I should've been more concise, we can probably assume the issue I had was confined to one model of wireless router from deutsche telekom, this was over ten years ago and the issue occurred once I'd filled all 4 ethernet ports. I just wanted to give a heads-up that these things are possible although unlikely.