Strange problems with my router
June 25, 2014 7:23 PM Subscribe
My router is playing up, throttling my speeds unpredictably. I don't know where to start and the ISP quite rightly say it's my issue not theirs. Details...
posted by wilful to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My router is a D-Link DIR 632. It is cabled to my PC (so this isn't a wireless issue). It has been giving me greatly reduced speeds (about 0.5Mbits) nearly all the time. When I connect the PC straight to the WAN cable, bypassing the router, I get the speeds of 8 - 10 Mbits I'm paying for, so the problem is definitely within the router. Sometimes it doesn't happen, but most of the time it does. A power cycle or two or three is needed to fix it to get the right speeds. Obviously there is some setting inside the router that is failing to properly talk to the outside world. Any idea what I should be looking at? Apart from the account details and basic security, I haven't changed the router settings since it came out of the box.