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mzee
13-02-2009, 03:57 PM
Our Broad band usually runs at 3.3mps. The router is left switched on and after a few days the speed slows to less than 1mps. switch off the router for a minute, switch on again & the speed is back to 3.3mps again,and stays this way for a few days.

Question is Why?

wratterus
13-02-2009, 04:07 PM
I assume this is the reported line speed in the ADSL router you're quoting here?

What brand/model or ADSL router do you have? Is everything in the house filtered properly?

utopian201
13-02-2009, 04:37 PM
which ISP and what programs are you running?\
I know Xtra throttle you if you use bittorrent.

mzee
13-02-2009, 05:15 PM
Router is DSE 4 port.
Using Firefox 3+
All filters etc fine. Speeds up again as soon as switched off & on again. Runs for about a week before dropping.

ISP is Vodafone. Speed checked on Vodafone & another overseas one.

Netsukeninja
13-02-2009, 05:38 PM
I would probably put it down to the fact that it is a DSE router, not exactly good quality.

Safari
13-02-2009, 05:39 PM
What is wrong with switching off the router every few days. Like any electronic device they can benefit from a reboot to get a fresh connection if they are not performing normally.
I turn mine off every night actually, why have something on when it is not being used.

gary67
13-02-2009, 06:55 PM
Yes ours goes off at night so that there is not problems with the kid being tempted to get up and use his comp in the night. The router is hidden away in a cupboard which can be locked if needed, no late night torrent downloading here

acheron4778
13-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Yes ours goes off at night so that there is not problems with the kid being tempted to get up and use his comp in the night. The router is hidden away in a cupboard which can be locked if needed, no late night torrent downloading here

Poor kid, where is he supposed to get his porn from? Wont someone think of the children?

gary67
14-02-2009, 08:58 AM
Exactly why I do it, if he wants that stuff he can download at his dads place