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Degrading router?


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#1 Vaerli

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:34 PM

Has anyone ever run into a problem where their router begins to get worse after years of usage?

Because I got this one router about two years ago, and now we're running into problems with high amounts of lag, and interspersed connection hangs(every minute or so, it freezes for 3-5 seconds.)

I'm looking at a new router, because i'm pretty sure its not my ISP. The average ping varies from 1-16ms in cmdprompt through wireless. Usually it sticks to either 2ms or 16ms.

Its pretty much to the point where it's impossible to play online games.

Now, what i'm wondering is if you agree with me and think that my router is probably the problem, or that the ISP could be a factor.

I'm doing this from a recently installed version of Win7 Release candidate, so I don't think that is the problem.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:36 PM

Hi, what trouble shooting have you performed? There could be a lot of answers to this issue, who are you trying to ping? Ping google with the -t command to see how may packets are dropped over 5 minutes.
( ping google.com -t ) Have you updated the firmware on the router? Have you removed all phones from their sockets to see if the issue is resolved? Have you tried running a ethernet cable instead of wireless? Have you contacted your ISP to see if they can help?
The reason I say all of this is if you go out and purchase a new router and the issue continues, you would have wasted $$$

Edited by Monty007, 25 May 2009 - 06:38 PM.

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#3 Vaerli

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:35 PM

It doesn't drop packets, or if it does, its really rare.

Ethernet cable does less than a second, but I haven't tried to see if that takes away lag in games, because the ethernet is hooked up to a computer that can't really do games.

I haven't tried phones... i'll see about them, but we've had the same ones for a long time and it hasn't interfered.

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