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is my router bad?


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#1 bignurse

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:02 PM

I have a Netgear Home Router and for the past month has worked properly but today has been very inconsistant.  I have 30 Mb bandwith and speedtests were showing 25 to 33 Mb but as of this afternoon is showing less than 1.5 Mb.  I have pdated the firmware, rebooted multiple times and reset to factory specs.  When I connect directly to the modem I read 28 to 33 Mb bandwith which then drops back to 1.5 Mb when I run it through the router.  It was first noticed on youtube when they started being choppy.  The same was noted on my WD mycloud files.

Sometimes after I reboot the router it may get up to 9 Mb but within 5  minutes it is back down again to 1.5 Mb or less.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Any suggestions on what to replace the router with.



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 08:54 PM

Sounds like there is an issue with your router.  How much are you looking to spend for a replacement?  What capabilities do you need?



#3 axiomteck

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 03:09 PM

It can be an over load on the node. The line that brighs signal to you street can be very busy. U have to tell u internet providef to check that for you.
almost all the time from 9am to 6 pm internet signal drops . If you internet provider dont have the right technology.




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