Has any one else had any weird issues with their 2WIRE Gateways.
Rebooting seems to solve them but at one time or another I have had:
1) lost the ability to go to "google web page" - internet seemed to work but I could not get to google page
2) Total loss of wireless. I had to go into the gateway setup and turn it back on (and set the signal strength)
3) been totally frozen and locked out
PS: what every you do do not hit the "RESET" button on the gateway. This seemed to give me lots of problems getting the gateway back up. You are better off to unplug and replug in to reboot/reset.
It sounds like a pretty annoying problem to have. From what you've stated it appears to be a gateway related issue. I would definitely contact MTS to try and get a replacement gateway if you encounter any more problems.
One possible cause may be torrents. I haven't heard of any problems specifically with the 2wire, but I have heard of other routers crashing due to too many torrent connections.
Some questions to help isolate the problem:
Do you use torrents?
If so, which program?
Do you limit the number of connections?
Do the crashes coincide with heavy torrent activity?
When the wired PC loses connection, can the Blu-ray still connect?
Do you lose the TV streams when the wired PC hangs?
That's a good point Dave, I've had similar issues on my "classic" TV service with torrents, I found that the internet quit altogether at times, and other times the internet was ridiculously slow. I found that throttling down the upload between 10-25Kb/s resolved the connectivity issues I had.