Need to constantly restart router - Why?

March 16, 2011 at 21:51:09
Specs: Windows 7
I am having problems with my wireless router. I am running on a wireless connection and my speed is 10mbps via my ISP.

When I do speedtest, i will get around 6-7mbps dl speed and get occassional request timed out on ping test. On a daily basis I have to power off my router for a couple of minutes then turn it back on in order to fix this problem. After restarting the router, I will get back my normal speed and no more ping time outs. But it will eventually start slowing down again for some reason.

Is there any reason why this keeps happening?

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March 17, 2011 at 04:55:48
adls works by giving you the most stable conection at the highest speed.
so if your conection is 10Mb and there is errors it will drop the speed.
if after the drop there is more errors it will lower your speed yet again.
and so on till its at a stable rate

so whats happeing is its got errors and dropping your speed as its better to have a slower speed than to loose data.

when you reboot your just refresshing the conection and starting the whole process again

ok so the question is why are you getting errors. thats a mutitued of reasons from electrical noise from equipment static on the line crap microfilters or your too far away from your exchange. There is nothing much you can do about this period.

next quest but i bought 10Mb broadband - no you bought a conection that could go up to 10Mb and when you get out the paper work you will find they only HAVE to supply something around 500kb alot less than your 10Mb

so there isnt actually a problem your just noticing the service you get isnt the one they lead you to belive your buying.

And if your in the uk and on a exchange that is still bundled. not the wisest of moves dropping your adsl conection like that, as BT has a value called a ras that rembers what the last conection speed was and sees you dropping the conection as a fault and lowers the speed further.

all text needs typos. There there for the reader to find,to distract them from the total lack of content.
google it! wasnt the answer to the question i asked so dont be dense and give me that repl

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March 17, 2011 at 05:58:22
thank you for the respond.

is there anything i could do about getting the ping time out errors? i have been using my current broadband plan for about 5-6months and i only recently started getting this problem. would replacing the cables or router solve this problem?

regarding my connection speed, when working in 'optimal' condition, i will get a maximum speed of 10-11 mbps on speedtest which is ideal. however, it sometimes drops to aroudn half of that which is the reason for my concern.

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March 17, 2011 at 06:44:20
changing the router or cables i doubt will help. this is most likely the cause of the provider. packets drop for a multitude of reasons and in a home setup the chances of you creating the reason is slim. also packets can be droped not because there is a fault but because the isp network has been set up that during times of large traffic to ditch non esential traffic.

i neglected to also mention that there is download speed and speed you connect to the exchange. the diffrence being
to the exhchange is your line quality if this is stable and never changes the reason could be your echange dosnt have the avalible bandwidth to it or the isp.

either way you dont really have a leg to stand on. you could phone up you isp and complain but they will just refer you to the minmum service obligation.

as for the speed just going to have to take it on the chin. although you think its optimal its obviously having problems keeping it stable. 50% drop at 11Mb isnt that bad because the higher the speed the more frigile it is. so slight changes on adsl have a large effect. where as if you had 1Mb and it dropped 50% then you got a mssive fault

best just watch it and if it drops to 1Mb then call the isp beyond that there isnt anything you can do. also dont use speed increasing software its snake oil

all text needs typos. There there for the reader to find,to distract them from the total lack of content.
google it! wasnt the answer to the question i asked so dont be dense and give me that repl

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June 16, 2011 at 12:56:33
I had a very similar problem. Drove me nuts for weeks. Replace router with no luck.

Asked my ISP to come out and replace the modem.. Tech told me that he would be happy to replace it (and he did). But after we went in the attic and he saw the splitters that had been used to support the internet connection and the TVs - he laughed. Told me that he was pretty sure the splitters were substandard for speeds required. He replaced them all and there has not been one single problem since. Of course he also replaced the modem so it is hard to say which solved the problem.

Who knew, I thought a splitter was a splitter. Funny thing is they worked fine f or a few years, and then just deteriorated I guess.

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