When my cable internet gets slow, I have to unplug my router and plug it back in...

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  1. bobsaget

    bobsaget [H]ardness Supreme

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    When my cable internet just doesn't work or gets extremely slow, a simple unpowering the router and plugging it back in fixes that problem.

    Is this because the router isn't on a surge protector? How can this constant unplugging/plugging back in problem be resolved?


    Thanks!
     
  2. MiXdNuTs

    MiXdNuTs Gawd

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    Sounds like you have a Netgear router. I'm thinking probably model WGT624. These seem to have a flaw with the SPI firewall which is on by default. Netgear won't admit to the problem, probably because that would me a MASSIVE recall, but I did get them to admit to me I had to dissable the SPI firewall to fix the router crashing. Try disabling the SPI firewall, but don't worry because you will still at least have a NAT firewall.
     
  3. Karandras69

    Karandras69 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Are you running and P2P software? Could be disconnecting everyone and then they slowly connect again and you get slow again. Try to disable all that stuff.
     
  4. MiXdNuTs

    MiXdNuTs Gawd

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    Good call, I didn't think of that.

    Try turning off uploading.
     
  5. Karandras69

    Karandras69 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Depending on how much he is downloading, will want to turn the entire program off.
     
  6. bobsaget

    bobsaget [H]ardness Supreme

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    No, it is a Linksys with wireless B...

    I have not run any of that software in years...

    How would I do that?



    Thanks for all of the feedback and suggestions so far! ;)
     
  7. MiXdNuTs

    MiXdNuTs Gawd

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    By uploading I was referring to P2P file sharing.