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Do I need a new router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by edgewoodzgimp13, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. edgewoodzgimp13

    edgewoodzgimp13 Thread Starter

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    So I'm having some serious issues and it's starting to realllllllyyy piss me off. I'm using a new cable modem and an old hand-me-down NetGear router; it's a WGR614 v4. I have the router hard wired to my computer. The issue I'm having is webpage lags and connectivity. Webpages load slow, sometimes not at all. I usually have to hit the reload button a couple of times. Sometimes it will load half way not formatted and have to press reload a few times for it to load properly. I know it's not the internet because when connected to my torrent client I'm getting max speeds of 2.5 MB/s and when testing at www.speedtest.net I'm getting download speeds of 21Mbps and upload speeds of 9Mbps. When I disconnect the router and just hardwire my modem to the computer I have no issues and webpages load extremely quick. So is the issue my router? Check out the attachments. This is what it does. Also why the dip on the chart from my speed test?
     

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    Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. Reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. If that doesn't coax it into working properly I would agree that it is time for a new router.

    Caution 1: when you have modem to router to computer you are using two ethernet cables. Possibly one of those cables is defective, but this is probably a router issue.

    Caution 2: you didn't mention use of wireless and I assumed that you are not using it.
     
  3. edgewoodzgimp13

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    I have the latest firmware and have reset it to factory default settings. I don't use the wireless since I'm hard wired here but the laptop in the family room does. I don't ever use it but my family complains about it being slow so perhaps a new router should fix all the issues.
     
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    We could explore possible wireless issues, but I bought v5 of that router six years ago, so I really suspect that your v4 is getting tired.
     
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