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Speedtest resuluts return to norma after I cycle router Off/On

When I notice slow dl  speeds I follow the advice on my isp and turn my Router off and on.  That returns the dl speed to normal.

I just did it and my dl speed went from 2.8 to 17.



Linksys WRT160N v3 router.
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nobusCommented:
then all is ok
do you have a question somewhere also ?
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
How long does it take to get slow again?
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Once I reset it
then all is ok;
until it happens again.  

I haven't noticed a pattern, not sure there is one.  I just know that it happens; too often, sometimes more often sometimes less.

 I just   checked it and I'm getting a 14ms Ping, 3.7mbps DL and 3.9mbps UL.  
After resetting it I get                         10ms ping, 10mbps DL and 6.5mbps UL
I tried one more time and got            9ms ping,  11mbps DL and 6.7 mbps UL

o you have a question somewhere also ?

Are you asking if I've asked the question before?  I don't recall; but it's possible, I'll check my Hx
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
if it happens after only a few minutes, thats because cable modems jack up latency to slow down your connection to balance their network. The only way I know how to avoid that is to use a router that will speed limit you to below the givin speed.

if it takes hours or days, that could point to a problem in your router. What kind of router is it, are there firmware updates available?
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mikecox_Author Commented:
I just checked it again and got 9mn 15 and 8; so it varies but it hasn't dropped back to where it was when I first checked.

Linksys WRT160N v3 router.

I rarely think about my router; and when I do, I have to break out the manuals and read up; when I can take the time...  

That will be my next step.
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Personally I'm a big fan of dd-wrt and your router supports it
http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_WRT150N_%26_WRT160N

the guides are a little old and have the ftp links incorrect, you have to add ftp. to the beginning of the url
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24-K26/
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Thanks, I'll accept that as the answer.  

I've also contacted my ISP and was told to plug the Ethernet cable directly into my computer and do speed tests over a couple hour period; to see if they fluctuate as dramatically as they have over that past hour.
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Provided resources to research the problem; as it relates to the router.
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
glad to help. Personally I'm fairly disappointed in manufacturer router firmware in general as they don't really care to update after the device is sold.
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