Posted on Feb 10, 2014 03:10 pm
Member Since: Dec 04, 2007
Have been using a Trendnet TEW-633GR router for several years, no problem. I'm starting to wonder if it's dead.
Over the weekend, (coincidentally, after installing a new video card) I noticed major drop in network speeds. I stayed up all last night testing retesting, researching, resetting to factory default, and nothing, nada. I swapped the cable between the router and the cable modem, no improvement.
So, here's what's happening, and what I did to try to test. Wireless has the same problems, but my primary test point is from my desktop which is on a -wired- connection.
Plugged directly into the modem, I get normal speeds. Speedtest.net shows around 25 Mbps down, and about 1.5 Mbps up.
Going through the router, it drops drastically. Though, if I turn off both the router and the modem for a couple minutes, then turn them on, I briefly, maybe for about a minute, get normal speeds through the router. But then it starts slowing to a trickle in less than 5 minutes.
I can ping the modem, no problem. I can ping the router, no problem. But, sometimes when I ping www.google.com, I get some packets that time out.
I have tried disabling QoS (WISH), I have tried disabling all firewalls temporarily, I have reset the router to factory settings, and ensured it is running the latest firmware, and I have tried removing the router from the network.
I think the router is the problem, but I don't know why. I didn't change anything or start mucking around until I saw the drastic speed decreases. I thought it might be a problem with the ISP, but it's not since the speeds directly through the modem are good. So, it has to be the router.
If I'm -really- lucky, I might get about 1.3 Mbps download speed right now. Usually it's closer to 0.10 Mbps download speed.
There are no strange devices on the network, and right now, the only computer on the network is my desktop. no change.
I briefly reconnected my wireless-n laptop to the router, and I am noticing it has 0 bars on the signal strength for some reason. Before this all happened, it had full bars. I have not changed the positions of either device.
I think I'm gonna go bald from pulling my hair out over this. We might just go out and buy a new one tomorrow evening when we go to see the lego movie.
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