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#1 Lt. Jeremy Z

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:56 PM

I have Local Telephone DSL 3.5MB Service connected to wireless Linksys Router. Network is being received by my PC via a USB Wireless device, connected standard 54mbps but it is always degrading to 36 or 24 or worse. I have an excellent connecting signal and i never completely lose connection, but there is a huge differnce in perfomance when gaming or streaming of even browsing web pages. My solution to the problem is to unplug the wireless router and this seems to restore the original speed, but then eventually the connection will get slow again and never improves until i unplug the router. I have no idea where to start, my first instinct is to go buy a new router, but i figured i would post this to see if anyone had a better idea first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:33 PM

What model of linksys router do you have
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:01 PM

The Router Model is Linksys WRT54G 2.4Ghz Wireless

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:21 PM

Given the age of the router and the fact that I have seen similar posts about this model as it gets older I would recommend getting a new router.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:44 PM

Thank you for your suggestion. I figured that would be my best course of action, but a second opinion is always nice.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:20 PM

I have that exact router.
At least once a month I have to reset it as it will either slow down considerably or drop the connection
Replacing it might not be a bad idea
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

Just to let everyone know I replaced the wireless router with a new 30 dollar belkin and everything is working seemlessly. The only issue i encountered was connecting my Wii to the network. but once i disabled security connected the wii then turned the encryption back on eveything was working great. Thanks for all the input and happy holidays.




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