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#1 Robert Sukovich

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:22 AM

Greetings.

My computer has been running poorly lately, slow or not at all. The best word to describe it would be hesitation. Anyhow. We have two hardwired computers which  are connected via the Ethernet cable to a Belkin wireless modem primarily for use with Amazon for books for the Kindle. There are also three laptops, wireless and used intermittently. All computers are not running at the same time. Sometimes we play games from Gamesville and I noticed that when waiting for the game to download, there is a "wheel" at the top of the game which rotates as the game is being loaded. I noticed that the wheel is not running smoothly and hesitates a lot as it spins and then the game itself reflects the same hesitation. So my question is; Is that the sort of signal that is coming in to my computer when I use other facets of the computer such as navigating to read mail and other things.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:25 AM

First off, what speed do you pay to get from your ISP? Second it could just be a bad router, so I would not rule that out.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Speed. download   1.11 mbps      upload   .40 mbps. Is there anyway to check a router?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

Checking the wireless connection speed of your computer


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:56 AM

Generally, IME, a router either works properly or doesn't work.  It doesn't seem to deteriorate, as a hard drive would.  That being said...anything is possible with electronics when it comes to performance degradation.

 

But...rather than looking at the router, (which, like many components, can really only be tested via substitution of another like component, I'd look for something simpler.

 

In a wired connection, the router can be tested as a possible source of trouble by removing it from the equation...directly connecting the modem to the system...or you can use the wired connection as opposed to the wireless.

 

<<So my question is; Is that the sort of signal that is coming in to my computer when I use other facets of the computer such as navigating to read mail and other things>>

 

Your connection is used for Internet connectivity, whether email or surfing.  Same signal, same source in a simple arrangement.  The more points introduced, the more possible points of failure

 

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