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General question about WiFi, slow connections, and rebooting a router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nietsloh, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. nietsloh

    nietsloh Thread Starter

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    So today my laptop's been surfing sloooooow. I'd reboot, but it didn't matter. Finally I went around the house and shut down my wife's laptop, rebooted the WiFi router and cable modem, and turned off the wireless printer. Once everything came back up I was back up to normal speed.

    Is it possible that a WiFi connection can just get gummed up and need to be rebooted? Or maybe there's some sort of chitchat going on between the wireless printer and the router that just keeps growing until the whole network slows to a crawl?

    Just curious to know about the some of the quirks of wireless routers and networks, if you have a moment.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    If you're running any P2P, that will bring many routers to their knees after some running time.
     
  3. L8ian

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    Hi,
    For your infromation there si no need to reboot the entire network like wireless printer and your wife's laptop. If you reboot your router,the connection will be faster.
    To avoid this, try to upgrade the firmware version(driver for the router) of the router which gains strong wireless signal.

    L8ian
     
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