I am having what I thought would be a common problem with a common answer. I have searched for an answer to my specific problem, but have come up short. So I apologize ahead of time if I am double posting.
That being said, I am having a problem lately with my internet connection. It's fairly minor, but it's also very irritating. I have DSL and use a Linksys WRT54G which is approx. five years old now. Starting about two months ago, I have been having issues with maintaining a steady internet connection. General surfing has slowed down quite a bit, but the biggest problem I've noticed is when streaming videos. Youtube, Hulu, Vimeo, etc. will all begin buffering videos, but after about 30-60 seconds, it will stop and I ultimately need to refresh the page to get it to continue.
DSL Speed Tests seem to be fine and larger files (200MB+) seem to download at max speeds without any problems. This issue occurs across all of the computers that are hooked up to the network, which for a long time has been just a Windows XP machine and a Mac, but I have recently added a Windows 7 machine to the network, although I have noticed these problems before that machine was connected. So I suspect it's a router problem, but not sure. Might be a Flash player update conflicting with the hardware...? I dunno.
Things I have tried:
- Resetting the router to factory settings
- Changing the password (to rule out unwanted users that might be hogging the bandwidth)
- Changing the channel (to something other than default of 6)
I use Google Chrome as my main web browser, but this problem also occurs on Mozilla and Safari.
How can I properly diagnose this? Any ideas?
Edited by UV_Power, 05 December 2010 - 06:50 PM.