TP-Link Archer A6 WAN Connection Error Could not establish PPPoE connection
Hello, just bought this router despite all the negative comments saying it keeps disconnecting. It was the best buy on Black Friday which also offered a VPN and a few other features. The other models I was looking at were Archer C6U but decided against it since found no real life or often use for the USB port and a Mercusys AC12G.
Anyway, getting home I followed all the steps to set it up exactly as the manual said and having worked with routers before. Router worked but then I set up the IPv6 connection according to the IPv4 protocol and started opening web pages with that error in the title "Wan connection Error, can not establish PPPoE connection" something like that.
I disabled IPv6 and it stopped opening those web pages, but the router kept on disconnecting. It showed in Tray as having internet all the time, but pages wouldn't load or give an error. In the Web Client of the router on the IP page, once every 10 seconds or so the IP, DNS etc would go 0.0.0.0, reset, get itself a new IP, then again 0.0.0.0 then reset again. The numbers were always different, at least for the IP. I have also cloned the MAC address in the options after searching for a solution online. That didn't work either. I don't know what else to do. Wired connection works fine, stable, no interruptions. I'm talking only about the wired connection, but wireless also goes off when that IP 0.0.0 thing happens.
I closed the PC last night, this morning while preparing for work, I noticed the LEG for internet would go Orange for a few seconds, then go Green for 30 seconds-1minute, then back Orange, etc. Basically mimicking the behavior I looked at in the Web client, the IP 0.0.0. to regular to 0.0.0 again.
My cable is not cat 5e, but I wasn't using Gigabit anyway so how would that affect connection? It should at least work even if it's not Gigabit. I contacted my ISP and said they'll send a crew to do some tests and change the cable if necessary.
Hardware is a Gigabyte H97-D3H with Intel Gigabit LAN chipset with the latest drivers.