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What is wrong with my router?

When I am browsing it is fine,

When I am gaming it drops out.

All I need to do is tab to a browser, refresh a page, wait a minute (windows doesn't even know the connection drops) then tab back to any game and re-connect fine, for about another ten minutes.


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Old 01-16-2012, 09:05 AM Nevermore is offline  
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I had to recently (2 weeks ago) replace my router from doing the same thing.

Apparently bf3 needed a more steady connection than just browsing and my router was dropping my connection every few seconds and resetting itself. But even browsing was horribly inconsistent. Cable company had to come to my house and work on the lines outside for a few hours and it still didn't fix it. Then I replaced the router with one of their newer ones. The cable tech told me if they see my model of router in homes (I purchased mine years ago) they are required to pull them out of service and put in the new ones. The CS rep @ charter told me they recently made changes to their system and that's why it wasn't working anymore

So, I rented a modem from them for one month and will buy one next month because they only cost like $40 and its I think $8/month to rent
Old 01-16-2012, 09:20 AM Caelum is offline  
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fwiw i just finally got my interwebs working today. thought it was the router because i couldn't even to it, but then i realized my wifi card antennas were all messed up by my cats, so i put them back in a normal position, now it works, so yeah.
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