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Old 09-23-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Router Going Bad

I noticed that when I plug my computer directly into my cable modem my internet and gaming pings are less than 150.
When I plug it into my Linksys WRT54G router that i've had for over a year, they jump to 300-500. I've reset it a few times, I don't know, maybe its going bad? Should I get a new one?

EDIT: Maybe its not my router, I guess my isp is still doing stuff because now my pings are in the 400's again...
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Router Going Bad

is your cable modem through USB?

And i'm assuming your router (wired i guess?!) plugs into your computers networking ports?
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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The router is wireless with 4 ports on the back for a wired solution...
The modem is not through USB.
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well there goes my theory.. lol

EDIT: Does the router have any effect on the other computers on your network as far as you know?
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:42 PM   #5
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Try going into the router and check what the connection speed it's set to. A lot of time, we can have it set to "Auto Negotiate" or "Auto Detect". Have you notice a difference if you were to disable the security/encryption on it?
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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I'm just using default settings...
(See my edit in the first post)
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