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Did You Know . . . Reboot your router

Junior

Did You Know . . . Reboot your router

Routers, The little computer that we take for granted.
Recently I had a significant reduction of my internet speed. I connect my primary computer wirelessly and have always experienced a good hi-speed connection.
Upon checking, I found that my computer had connected to the slower 2.4GHz rather than the faster 5.0GHz. I reset the connection to the faster 5GHz but was still experiencing slower speeds.
Next I rebooted my terminal (HN modem) yet still the performance was not there.
Finally, (feeling like a dummy) I rebooted my router. Everything was back to normal.
I had forgotten that the first thing to do was to REBOOT the ROUTER.
I know gamers who reboot their routers everyday. (It's a competitive thing)
I'm not saying that this is the solution to everyone's problem but before you blame it on something else, do your housekeeping.

I hope this helps.

Don  Smiley Happy
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Assistant Professor

Re: Did You Know . . . Reboot your router

My first step with any significant problem is to reboot everything. Modem, router and computer.

Lots of useful command level commands also. I use sfc /scannow quite frequently to check for corrupted system files.

http://www.howtogeek.com/168896/10-useful-windows-commands-you-should-know/
Advanced Tutor

Re: Did You Know . . . Reboot your router

Routers, The little computer that we take for granted.
Amen to that Smiley Happy
El Dorado Networks |Diamond Springs, CA | eldoradonetworks.com
Junior

Re: Did You Know . . . Reboot your router

fsck is used in Linux as well as OS X from the CLI. 
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Re: Did You Know . . . Reboot your router



Good tip, Don, thanks for sharing!

-Liz

Thanks,
Liz

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