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IT pro with a new WRT610N router - Firmware Version: 2.00.00 B05
Internet connection is a 30Mb cable modem and I have two gigabit hard-wired connections to the WRT610N along with two 100Mb wired connections and several wireless devices. I'm using MAC address filtering and WPA-2 on both bands. I am having NO problems with the wireless, in fact, it's performing better than I expected.
HOWEVER, my internet connection on wireless AND wired connections from the router degrade in speed from 25-30Mb down to about 5Mb on a daily basis. If I simply reboot the WRT610N, the connection speed shoots right back up to 30Mb every time - this leads me to believe that the WRT610N is the culprit here. I don't have any special settings other than a couple of ports forwarded to my desktop machine and I see no errant TCP connections when these speed degradations occur. Even a reboot of the PC has no effect. This is all in the router, it would seem.
I would appreciate any suggestions you all might have in this matter - as I find it difficult to believe I am the only person with these symptoms. I have been using Linksys and Cisco equipment for many years and have never had an issue.
Please let me reiterate - this is NOT a problem with my wireless, so don't suggest things like disabling MAC filtering and the like - this is specific to the overall connection speed to the internet through the WRT610N via wired AND wireless connections.
Thanks in advance!
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11-15-2009 04:18 AM
I responded to a similar message you posted from sometime in October, unfortunately it's not Home Defender. Home Defender did stop a slowdown I had within the network, but the degradation still occurs after a few days. Especially if you do a lot of streaming - which I do using Hulu, Boxee and a Netflix streaming device I have.
11-17-2009 08:54 PM
Count me as another with the speed degradation problem.
I have Shaw Extreme Cable and can see speeds of up to 20mps d/l (speedtest.net).
I'm running an iMac and a Windows 7 PC (gigabit hardwired), and 3 laptops wirelessly (usually just 2 running).
The speeds on my wired machines drop down below 1mps when the laptops are on.
If i connect my router right to the imac, I'm back up over 20. Reconnect to the router, and I'm at 20 for a couple minutes and then right back down.
Wondering if there's any truth to something I read that running both the 2.4 and 5.0 slows down the wired connections (for whatever reason) and if it's possible to turn off the 2.4?
Frustration doesn't cover it - I'm almost ready to go back to dial up!
12-05-2009 09:32 PM
I have the same problem. This router seems very unstable. After a reset I get download speeds of 20Mbs(very good) . After several hours the speed decreases to 5-6 Mbps. If I go into the Set-up and make any kind of change and hit SAVE , the router resets and I'm back to the fast downloads. This is very frustrating and requires constant monitoring. I've also lost my setup parameters once and have had to re-configure. Again this is not a wireless problems, this in over the wired LAN. I have disabled Home Network Defender and have changed the MTU settings. Each time I make a change and save the settings the download speeds go up to over 20Mbs and then gradually decrease during the day. This thread has been marked with a Problems Solved flag. This problems is in no way solved.
12-05-2009 09:58 PM