firmwar update has killed my sync. 15mb down to 6 and 1mb up is now 300k
this is going on ebay!
ok turns out it was the cable between the wall and the modem that caused the bad sync. replaced that and back to 16mb :)
anyway still cant get this bloody thing working so Im going to try smoothwall express at each end. Will that do a p2p vpn with routing between each side ?
couldnt figure out smoothwall.,. all the rainbow of interfaces confused me.
anyway i rebuilt a new VM of 2008r2 at either end and started from scratch, and it immediately just worked... bizarre