Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerJoe
First, do you have wireless security enabled with a passcode?
Could a neighbor be using your router unintentionally? (disable wireless and hard wire your PC to it)
Are other machines connected to your router?
They could they be infected and generating large amounts of traffic? (turn them off)
Might try holding the router reset button in and changing it back to factory defaults.
other machines, yes. 3 laptops and one desktop and a printer.
nothing using the internet on them unless someone is on it. no p2p ativity etc either.
neighbors aren't using my connection unless they cracked my passkey. I monitor my modem since it sits right next to me on the desk. no activity unless it's me using the internet.
it's just recently with 9 other homes in wireless range of me I sometimes experience a lag in connections and every now and then a ip conflict which forces a restart of one of the computers.
this has me wondering if my router is just outdated.
Also, I was having issues with my ISP a few weeks ago. I was having trouble with my internet randomly dropping out. but they came out and found a bad line going to the street. so that seems fixed.