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most consumer grade kit sandwiches roles you would allocate to dedicated hardware in a business into a single device.
Your openreach box is a hard modem and a hard router with a soft bridge connecting them, the speed it can process is reliant on the performance of the soft bridge and the features you have turned on, like web filtering, traffic management, firewall,etc., in most cases when a consumer grade modem/router falls over it is because this software element has crashed, normally down to poorly written firmware.
Rebooting the router will reset the in memory processes that have hung, sometimes they'll crash out and restart themselves, depends on how well written the firmware is but largely it's a hard reset job.
Linksys kit was renowned for this, no idea why cisco bought them, other than for getting its hands on the SPA series IP Telephony intellectual property...
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