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Old 08-28-2016, 01:35 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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It may be a coincidence, but my BT Hub router has been working more and more slowly. This just since the new hubs came out (which they want more money for). I have to pop it every day - turn off and back on again - to get any websites. It is not that old, about two years only.

Anyone with any ideas? Nothing has changed except the two laptops we're using on it.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Firmware could be one reason; possible firewall and antiivirus are two others.

Have you logged onto your router and checked to see how many devices are logged onto your router? Could be someone trying to piggy-back onto your network as a guest.

Is it slow throughout the day (night) or only at certain times?
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Well, we have it secured, so at the most there's only our two laptops on it. It's always slow (by that I mean non-existent) when I first try to get on, no matter what time of the day. This morning early I had to pop the router, then again when we came back in early this afternoon, same thing - couldn't get on. So it doesn't seem to be any particular time of day. I can always get my email but never any websites.
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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there can be so many things. I'd start by calling your ISP to have them check your connection. Could be, for instance, that they upgraded their protocols and lost compatibility with your older modem router.
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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Your ISP will tell your old equipment is failing and you need to get the new one (for more money!).
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:03 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Your ISP will tell your old equipment is failing and you need to get the new one (for more money!).
This is what I'm afraid of. They just came out with a new router and have been sending emails around talking about it and giving everyone the chance to get it - for more money. The hub is only 2 years old.

Last edited by ndcairngorm; 08-28-2016 at 05:04 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:29 PM
 
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If you don't trust your ISP, then I don't think you'll ever get this fixed. Telling you your equipment is failing when it is not is fraud, and not a good way to run a business. I think Tek_Freek is a bit paranoid or has an odd sense of humor that you didn't see.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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I think you don't understand the underhanded things an ISP will do. You should wander through some of the forums here and read about crap they have, or have tried to, pull on customers.

And it's interesting that I just came from a thread where paranoia was mentioned. I said it there and I'll say it here; Paranoia has saved me from things I'd rather not think about. A healthy dose is a good thing. Just don't let it take over your head.

Quote:
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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yea, don't understand ISP just like I don't understand the internet since I started using it in the early 1990s.

So the OP can just live with the problem.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:56 PM
 
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Then you should know your previous comment was silly.

Edit: And I have you by 10 years. The problem with bragging on a forum is that it is often an empty brag because the person you're trying to impress - isn't.
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