I have since found other - non Aquiss customers, are getting this, but the only suggested fix doesnt work for me.That's a lot of dropped packets .
It is very likely that a new router has ICMP disabled by default as most home users don't want that enabled by default, god knows why I am quite a fan of ICMP being enabled.Now, this is around the time my old VDSL router died, but that shouldnt cause this should it?
I havent played with any of the advanced settings on the new one.
To be honest, I'm personally the same. Knowing something is up and responding, you can't really beat a simple icmp reply. However, as you say, the default position for most routers these days is to block replies.god knows why I am quite a fan of ICMP being enabled.