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Hello,

For the passed two weeks I've had issue with both Gaming and Internet Browsing.

Gaming - I'm playing RuneScape, a VERY low spec game. My account logs out at random times, has click-lag (responds to my commands 5-10 seconds after I've clicked them) and random loss of connection.

Internet - My browsing can be very good sometimes, but often it's to slow to even use. For example it took me over 2 minutes for the "new thread" on this site to load. Videos of 3-4 mins can take over 10 mins to load and so on in that fashion.

My Specs:

Intel Core Duo 2.0Ghz. 800Mhz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
1791MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS TurboCache
4BG DDR3
320GB HDD

My Router:

LinksysbyCisco Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router WRT610N

My Broadband:

ISP - Virgin Media, 20Meg Broadband

Can anyone offer me some advice on what might be occurring?

Thanks
Nick
 

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SpeedTest Results:
Download = 6.56Mbs
Upload = 0.06Mbs
Ping = 66
Direct Link: http://www.speedtest.net/result/646710635.png

CMD Results:
Pinging google.co.uk [209.85.229.104] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=75ms TTL=53
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=38ms TTL=53
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=92ms TTL=53
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=53
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=53
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=159ms TTL=53
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=153ms TTL=53
Reply from 209.85.229.104: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=53
 

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When I done the test, there was only my Laptop running via the Wireless router. I do use the router for my Xbox and Desktop PC however.

Eating bandwidth? Nothing that's not standard on Vista. I run Avast! and that is pretty much it.
 

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Possibly, is there anyway I could check this on my router? Anything which might help? my Desktop is running fairly smoothly so this may be a likely cause.

Can I fix the problem, or is a new router required?
 

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Have you connected directly to the modem and done some testing? If that fails, you can dispense with any further tests on the router and beat on the ISP.

Assuming the modem tests don't find any problems, I'd try the following.

Some things you can try here, listed in the order you should try them.

  1. For wireless connections, remove all the stored wireless profiles and search for networks. You'll have to enter the encryption key again, which is sometimes the issue for connection problems.
  2. For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
  3. For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
  4. Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.
  5. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
  6. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.
 
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