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my internet connection was fine until we switched the routers, then after a month, we switched the routers back again, so the original router that gave me a good connection was back, for some reason, ever since the last (2nd) switch my internet has been unstable....i have to send around 15-20 error reports a day and sometimes i lose connection completely and have to restart the computer, my downloading rate is unstable and a 3 minute song can take around 55 minutes to download, usually i cant even download files with this "new" connection (it normally would take around 45 seconds) playing an online game is impossible because of lag and warp and i can spike at 500 until i restart my computer.........

i have comcast connection and the only thing i can think of is that my ip changed when i switched the routers both times, ive heard of a changing ip slows down your internet connection slighlty, but this is not slightly.....

any ideas on how to possibly stop this will be awesome....

thanks alot and take care
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A weak or degraded signal can also cause this problem. Something as simple a bad ground or feed back thru a ground can limit or cause you to lose your signal. If you are using a different feed you may have a damage cable. Did you move the modem to a different location within your home?
I had a problem with squrrils chewing my cable between the house and the street. When it rained the signal went away. After a while it did not matter because the water damage te inside of the cable. It finally had to be replaced.
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