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Why do I have to keep "repairing" my internet connection?

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Ok so I can't find anyone that can help with this problem and figure this site offers me the best chance. Ever since moving to a new apt and having to install internet again (via a cable modem) my internet is running slow. For example, online videos won't even start to play sometimes or when they do they will stop 1/4 of a way through. I also have to frequently hit the "refresh" button in order to ge the page to load correctly.
The guy who installed my internet said I may have a bad IP address. I however really don't know what this means?
At my old house the internet worked just fine. Do IP addresses reset once you have internet sent through a new line to a new house? If so how do I get a IP address that will give my computer the best connection?
Or is it even a IP address problem? I haven't installed anything on my computer since the move that would affect this.

Also sometimes when I restart my computer internet and online video work fine for about an hour or two and then all of a sudden not work when I come back to it. Or when I click "repair" on the little wireless icon in the bottom and it does it's thing my computer will go back to working correctly (only sometimes). Why do I need to keep repairing it?

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Before I start I'd just like to get one thing out of the way :)
There's not really a thing as a "Bad IP Address". That would be saying I would have a "Bad Street Name".

Try resetting and re-configuring your router.
If you need extra help in doing this, don't be afraid to ask!

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