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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

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run the fuck away
Since the router and switches are all in someone's bedroom, I can't go play with rearranging cables right now. No one in this house get's up before noon on a Saturday. However, I've been doing some reconfig on the router and I've discovered that simply releasing and renewing the IP address of the router fixes most problems.

Chain of events:

  1. Start the router

  2. Within five to ten minutes pings go from 30ms to 3000ms. Connections start to get refused.

  3. Renew the IP

  4. Go back to step two.



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  • Log into the router and get the most recent patch. If it's a linksys, it's on the "help" tab.

    If this doesn't fix it, return the router, it's dying.
  • I thought the comment you got the other day about it overheating was a good possibility. Also, check the router's page to see if there is an indepth self-diagnostic utility. There are also some good network analysis tools available for download but I cant think of the names of any right now.

    But if I were you, I wouldn't pull out too much hair before I just exchanged the router for another one of the same model, just to see if it's a lemon.

    Do you get the pingtime problem on each computer on the network?
    • Yeah, every comp suffers from it. But it's only on outgoing traffic. Running through the router to connect to other computers on the same network doesn't cause the problem. I'm actually going to check to see if it's the cable modem once my roomate gets up and I can get into his room..
      • What cable service provider is it? I wouldn't surprised if that's where your problem is. How was the speed with 1 computer hooked directly to the Cable Modem?
        • There didn't seem to be a problem. What I plan to do is build up the network one step at a time. Start going cable right to my comp. Test that. Then do the router just with my comp. Then router and switch and my comp. If that all seems stable, then I'll start working on adding the other comps.
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