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WRT160N Slow on Wired Connection

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I just put in a new router the Linksys WRT160N. It seems really slow with my internet. Response times are terrible. When I go directly into the cable modem everything is fine, but it seems truly slow on a wired connection into the router. Any ideas on how to resolve this?
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NickMalloySystems Lead

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My router has the correct firmwhare, and I reset and configured the device. Also changed out cables. I think this is a case of the router dropping the internet connection constantly.
Try and re-flash the firmware. Sometimes this will solve your issues.

Next power down your modem and router for about 2 minutes. then power on your modem. Then power on your router about 45 seconds after the modem boots up.
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"Lord, let me jump in before this guy destroys you.  Ok, you need to clarify a few things before you go taking these whacky fixes."

The reason i always update the firmware and re-flash on home routers is because i have seen a lot of screwy things happen with these devices out of the box. Which they are usually solved with a simple flash of the latest firmware. Dig around on the linksys or dlink forums for about 5 minutes and you will see :)

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I will give those steps a try, thanks. I'll post a file
I don't care.  Flashing the router shouldn't have been step 1.  He could have easily hosed it.  I'm not saying it's wrong, I'm simply saying that there are still about 100 other things to check first.  And if this thing is brand new, I'd send it back.  
So, what was the solution, brother?  The comment you post to the accepted answer is not visible to the public.

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God I love this.... the guy has a genuine problem, asks a question (which by the way I have the same issue as he does and I am 30+ years in the industry) and you to go at like a couple of women!  Take it off line.

Nick, did you ever get that router to work?  If so, what was the solution please and thank you.
I'd guess he did one or all of the three...

1) update the firmware on the router
2) reset the device to factory defaults
3) replace the cables
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