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Old 11-09-13, 09:39 AM
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lately my wifi has been unreliable. I get very slow internet speeds and have to switch to a wired connection. problem usually goes away after a day or a few hours. Any ideas how to debug this or fix it?
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Old 11-11-13, 06:44 PM
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Re: wifi issue

Could be local RF interference. Try choosing a different WiFi channel on your router.
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Old 11-11-13, 07:20 PM
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How old is your wireless router? If it's ore than three years old, I would suggest to purchase a new one.
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Old 11-12-13, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
How old is your wireless router? If it's ore than three years old, I would suggest to purchase a new one.
Yep. Routers are cheap and buying a new one is likely to fix your problems.
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Old 11-12-13, 08:28 AM
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Re: wifi issue

the router is over 5 years old.
if the problem is the router, why does the problem go away by itself?
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Old 11-12-13, 10:06 AM
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update the firmware on your router, it may help

buggy firmware in routers is the root cause of many problems (some firmware is just unfixable and you need a different router)

Updates to your wireless card driver/firmware can also cause issues with buggy or out of date router firmware. These things are hard for the typical person to troubleshoot.
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Old 11-12-13, 01:35 PM
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Re: wifi issue

Originally Posted by timewaster View Post
the router is over 5 years old.
if the problem is the router, why does the problem go away by itself?
Well clearly it does not go away, it just waits to do it again.

Could be lease renewal, adapter settings, firmware, ISP, interference, high-traffic load . . .

Plus you have not said what PC/OS? What router?
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Old 11-13-13, 11:14 AM
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it can't be the PC/OS.
it is slow on all my devices - PC,laptop,iphone5.
The router is a trendet wireless g. need to lookup the model number.
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Old 11-13-13, 01:51 PM
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Re: wifi issue

- when you connect a new device, do you have to use a password, or does it connect immediately?
- It looks like you probably have this guy: http://www.trendnet.com/products/pro...abs-solution02 This model is discontinued, and the next one up (also discontinued) supports the new standards beyond g.
- Wireless g is old school. Time to upgrade and ensure you have a wifi password set so others can't use your internet without you knowing.
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Old 11-15-13, 11:23 AM
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correction. it is a roswell router using wireless n.
i don't think anyone else is on my network.
i checked the connections on my router and didn't see anything suspicious. It is also fast when i switched to a wired connection.
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Old 11-15-13, 02:36 PM
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go here

http://www.rosewill.com/support/Support_Download.aspx

click networking
wireless routers
more product
select your exact model #

check the files on the next page for "firmware"
see if you have the newest one on yours

if not
save your current router config (and also manually write down any changes you have made so you know)
install the newest firmware per their instructions
reset router to defauts
reload your settings
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