Router problem? What is going on?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by CRyan, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. CRyan

    CRyan Screenwriter

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    Hey. I have been using the same wirless router (D-Link) for over a year. A few months ago my Comcast internet was going slow, and I was having to unplug and replug the modem and router constantly to get a connection. Web pages were still taking forever to come in and almost never would fully resolve. Very irritating. I swore it was a Comcast problem.

    Now I have moved to another part of the city and the problem continued - I was hoping that was to fix it. So I finally got the idea to hook my computer to the modem directly (no router). It was fast again.

    I decided to go and buy a new Toshiba wirless router and it worked great. So what happenned? Did my router just die? Why was it working at all? I mean it was slow as hell but something was working. The Toshiba is working fast both wirelessly and directly connected. Actually getting a 1.2 Mbps connection which I never got through the D-Link.

    I did try resetting the D-link several times and did work fast for about 5 hours. Then shitty again.

    Any thoughts on this?


    Thanks,

    C. Ryan
     
  2. ChadLB

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    Could have been a bad router, someone could have been flooding your router(which would have caused connection to be lost/slow).
    Did you have any other people try the router that use other services?
     
  3. Kimmo Jaskari

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    Did you ever try to load the latest firmware into the router? Might have helped in case it was some bug in older firmware.
     
  4. Gregory Maier

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    depending on the router age i would recommend the firmware upgrade if one is available. if your on Cable thru you cable TV company it is node based so if your neighborhood is full of on-liners then you share banwith with them but you mentioned plugging directly into modem was faster i'd assume one of two things:
    1. Needs firmware upgrade or..
    2. Router took a poop on ya.

    sorry

    Gregory A. Maier
     

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