Have to restart router everyday

October 25, 2016 at 07:05:54
Specs: Windows 10
At home we have a 100mbps fiber network, I sit downstairs so I have wired my computer to a extender for the network and get like 50-60mbps myself. The s---ty thing is that everyday when I come home from school my network is s---. I have around 150-200ping which as a gamer is a real partypooper. Most games are unplayable at this ping. The thing is that all I have to do is turn the router off and on again and the network works great and lays at around 30-40ping depending on the game. this almost always stays that way all night. The thing is that people are saying everywhere that restarting all the time is bad for the extender and I also want to get rid of this problem forever.

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#1
October 25, 2016 at 07:41:44
How is the extender connecting to the main router; cat-5/ethernet cable or wifi?

Make and model of both router and extender may be useful here as well...


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#2
October 25, 2016 at 07:51:48
So if I'm reading this correctly, your gaming rig is connected to an extender with a network cable and that extender is connected wirelessly to your main router. If this is correct I'll tell you right now, if at all possible, you want to connect your gaming rig directly (with a network cable) to your main router that connects to the internet. This will give you the best gaming performance possible. Having a wireless link between your rig and the main router is going to seriously affect performance.

What exactly are you pinging.........you main router? A server on the internet?

I'm confused about what you're restarting......is it the main router or the extender?

Restarting an electronic device like a router or extender isn't going to hurt it that I know of. It's not like they have moving parts right. Just like turning your TV off and on all the time doesn't hurt it. But you shouldn't have to!

If you can't connect your gaming rig directly to your main router and have to use the extender I would recommend you upgrade the firmware on it (the extender) immediately. If that doesn't fix the issue then you need to contact the manufacturer's support people as there may be a problem with the hardware. It could also be a configuration issue which they should be able to help you with too. If the unit is still in warranty you could always exchange it for another.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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#3
October 25, 2016 at 08:04:37
there isnt any way for me to connect the setup directly to the main router.(at the moment) And I am restarting the router every day now. just now I restarted it and had 37ping, took 10min and I was up at 200 which kinda killed my experience since I had to go through 30min with 200ping

To test my ping I use different games

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#4
October 25, 2016 at 08:13:30
Homeplug devices would likely allow a cat-5/ethernet connection. Plug one into a wall outlet (mains) convenient to the router - connect the router (one ethernet port) to the homeplug.

Site another similar module convenient to the extender, and connect the extender to the that homeplug.

Then setup the whole extender configuration again using ethernet connection - rather than wifi. Wifi is flakey at best for most extenders; frequently can drop out...

In UK/Europe Devolo (devolo.com) is my first choice; in N. Am. it's likely Netgear, Cisco/linksys, D-Link? I generally advise to avoid TP-link as they appear to have the most issues - based on posts here from those having problems with them.

If Devolo are available in your location - go for them first.

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#5
October 25, 2016 at 09:44:02
Homeplug devices would likely allow a cat-5/ethernet connection. Plug one into a wall outlet (mains) convenient to the router - connect the router (one ethernet port) to the homeplug.

This would probably be a better solution than the extender.

As I said in my previous response, there may be issues with your extender. If it were me, the very first thing I would do would be to ensure I had the most up-to-date firmware installed on the router. If the problem persisted, I would contact the manufacturer's support line.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
October 25, 2016 at 12:44:14
How far away is the rig from the modem? Cat5e+ is good for about 30ft. Cat6 cable can run a considerable distance without degrading the signal. The homeplugs may be your best option in any case.

I don't need to be right, but I am never wrong.


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#7
October 25, 2016 at 13:30:07
"Cat5e+ is good for about 30ft"

Was that a typo? Cat5 cable is good for up to 100m (328ft) with no loss.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categ...


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#8
October 25, 2016 at 20:31:13
If wired network is not an option then go with the network over powerline adapter (Homeplug) directly from router to adapter and adapter at other end to computer. Use extender if needed via another powerline adapter (or add a switch between adapter and computer to add extender semi-hard wired) for phone/tablet and other portable devices if needed.

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#9
October 25, 2016 at 22:57:25
riider - yes it was a typo. I over looked the 2nd 0

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