Quote: Originally Posted by WilliamP458
Here is the situation. I am on ATT DSL with an Actiontec ADSL+ Modem and a Netgear Wndr 3700 v2 router. Normally I turn my computer off at night before bed. But I leave the modem and router on. I noticed that the internet was getting slow, so I turned everything off. After powering up the modem ,then the router ,then the computer the download speed tripled. So how often should I re-boot the modem and router?
You shouldn't have to turn the router and modem off. They are designed to be one 24/7. When using ADSL it can be slightly inconsistent and with a technology called DLM (Dynamic Line Management
) the exchange on the other side may have reduced your speed in order to ensure stability over a long period of time. Rebooting the router should force a reset to the defaults hence the increased speeds. Just my rough guess, might be worth to reboot once a week. I personally wouldn't do it every evening since the exchange is smart and could interpret the disconnects as an issue with the line. Over time the exchange may reduce your speeds to try and prevent the disconnects that randomly happen (even though it is you turning the router off).
Just my view,