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Networks Belkin router keeps on losing my packets!

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Arj12, 6 May 2010.

  1. Arj12

    Arj12 New Member

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    Well the title says it all! My Belkin wireless G router seems to be losing my packets for some reason recently! I have no idea why this is doing it. I definitely know it's the router as when I plug the pc directly to the internet there is no packet loss.
    Any advice on how to fix this issue?
    Thanks in advance :D

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  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'm not an expert on this subject but I'm sure it's to do with channel congestion, down load net stumbler or similar to see what wireless channels are being used around you and then find a channel that no one else is on..e.g if channels 1,5 7 10 and 12 are being used , pick 1 of the free 1's or the 1 with the fewest users.. The added benefit of doing this, is that it'll speed up your connection with the router as well.
     
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    If you're using wireless, anything could be interfering with the signal. Most wireless devices use the 2.4ghz spectrum.
     
  5. Arj12

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    I'll give it a go but the thing is I'm using it wired and I'm getting these problems which is a bit puzzling! If it was wireless I would have thought it was due to interference like you guys are saying but I just can't get my head round why my routers losing packets when it's wired unless the firewall in the router is being stupid or something!
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Ah, sorry, I just assumed that because you said "wireless router" that was the problem. In that case you're right, this is odd.

    Try changing the RJ45 cable from the router to the pc. a knackered cable will give all the symptoms that you've got beacuse of the bad data transfer
     
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    yeah arj.. should have added keep lowering the mtu until the errors get fixed

    reset the router too- could be a faulty router in the end if your fine to modem
     
  8. Arj12

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    can someone guide me through on how to set the mtu please?
    Also why should it start being a problem suddenly? I have been running it for ages and it just suddenly started to happen. It seems to be happening over the wireless as well!
     
  9. thehippoz

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    call your isp and they will check to see if your good to the modem.. then you can narrow it down from there
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Read my previous post arj, thats where you need to start before you start altering settings, start with the easy things first, then get into the settings.
     
  11. Arj12

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    Ok, I'll go do what you said bulldogjeff when I get some time =D
    thehippoz, it's definitely not the modem as when it's connect without the router there's no packet loss.
    Also bulldogjeff, do I have to do the mtu thing on every single computer?
    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    ARJ, download this, it'll optimizer your PC to your broadband conection and sort out the mtu for you. I've been using it for years,it works a treat.http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
    It's the tcp optimizer you want.
     
  13. Arj12

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    I've used that program before as well! Well, i've tried to find the max possible mtu through the program and at the first test (40kb) I keep getting request timed out, even when I change the website.
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Dont worry about the max mtu, just run the slider up to what ever your broad band connection is check the optimize box, then reboot...job done.
    Are you sure we're talking about the same programe?
     
  15. Arj12

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    Yup, we are talking about the same program =P I just done what you said and I am still getting the same problem!
     

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