Weirdest problem v.behind a router

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  1. Lazy D.

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    I get free internet but it is shared through a router with a neighbour (he's gone for 3 months, this is not a part of a problem).

    Internet is slow and glitchy. Some websites open fast, most open slow, some don't open at all. Sometimes I have to stare for 2 minutes at a blank screen and then all of a sudden it loads.

    So I log into the router and change some settings. Internet starts to fly, but as soon as I close the explorer window with router settings, it goes back to slow :ugh:

    So now, I just always log into the router before browsing the internet and leave the window open.

    What the fuck is going on ? It seems like when I close the explorer, I lose the contant and steady connection to the router/cable modem.
     
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    It wouldn't hurt to power cycle the modem and router considering you have direct access to them.
     
  3. Lazy D.

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    power cycle ? what is that ? :wtc: you mean turn it on, turn it off ? How is that gonna help ?

    actually, I don't access to them, the router and modem are in his apartment.
     
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    I have Comcast & they recommend power cycling the modem for some reason... think someone said updates, but whatever. I find power cycling the modem once a month is good along with the router.


    What kind of router are you using? Are you downloading torrents when you're online too??
     
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    You'd be suprised what powercycling them could do...
     
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    Lynksis router and no, no torrents.

    You guys are focusing on the wrong issue. Why is the internet working fine when I'm logged in and keep the window open and goes to shit when I close the explorer window.
     
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    Better do a virus & spyware scan first to see if anything is showing.

    Also, Linksys has the worse factory firmware. Upgrade to a 3rd party one.
     
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    Btw you can power cycle via the menus most of the time :)
     
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    I don't know anything about firmware, what is it and where to download it ?
     
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    Depends on the Linksys router you have. I have a WRT54GS. I forgot the firmware I downloaded.

    Firmware is basically the software that runs the router, easiest way to put it.
     
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    mine is WRT54G
     
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    stop stealing internet?


    problem solved!
     
  13. Lazy D.

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    not stealing, I get free internet, it was a part of rental agreement.
     
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    If I were you I would wait till your neighbor gets back before you start flashing firmware. Chances are you might need to access the router at some point, or atleast have a wired connection.
     
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    Step one is to power cycle. If you're unwilling to follow the correct tshoot procedure you're wasting our time. Good luck with your fucked up shit.
     
  16. Lazy D.

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    i am not unwilling, I'm looking for other solutions because the guy is gone for 2 months and I have no access to his apartment.
     
  17. Slid.

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    I guess just leave that window open for the next two months ;)

    A power cycle and/or firmware update would likely solve the problem but it looks like your hands are tied. There's nothing you can do remotely to fix this (aside from the weird browser thing).

    The only thing I can think of is to cut power to the whole building then turn it back on, but that's silly.
     
  18. Leb_CRX

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    one more vote for powercycling...when he gets back of course

    the issues it solves sometimes, for such a simple task is out of this world :eek3:
     

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