old Netgear router slow with new ISP Comcast

Hewlett-packard G60-630us notebook
August 27, 2010 at 17:02:34
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7, 2.10 GHz / 3GB
I am having trouble with my new Comcast high speed internet service and our existing Netgear (WNR2000) wireless router. It works great (20 Mbps), and then becomes slow as molasses (0.6 Mbps). Works fine with LAN. Last night, I reset everything, and resotred factory defaults to router and setup a new network, and it was great. today, slow again.

Comcast modem - ubee u1dc001889 (i think. in micro font.)
Netgear wireless-N WNR2000
HP dual core T4300 2.10GHz
3GB memory


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August 28, 2010 at 05:32:16
If you haven't yet contacted your ISP and discussed the modem they've supplied you with, you should. At least, I'd start there. If they find nothing wrong then you may need to replace the router.

The only thing I can think of at this time is to ensure you have the most recent firmware installed in the router.

Just FYI, there may be nothing wrong with any of the equipment in your home. If it slows down again, try different servers and see if that makes a difference. It could be just the server you're connected to is slowing down, not you. What are you doing when it slows down?

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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August 28, 2010 at 05:38:44
After I posted this, i did update the firmware, and that seems to have fixed it. So far. There were several forums talking about Comcast doing something weird with their modem resets and I didn't know if that was the problem since it was so intermittent.

The first time no amount of rebooting would fix it, so I reset the router to defaults and created a new wireless network, and it was working, then it died again the next morning. This morning it is still good since updating the firmware last night.

If it acts up again, I will stop by again.

You guys are great!!!! thanks so much for helping out.

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