Slow data over router
yossarian084 Norwich, VT, USA Member
Computer is running slowly on the web for some reason. Using Chrome normally but tried on Explorer as well with the same deal. Pages take a while to load and streaming movies is impossible. Resetting the router worked for a bit now its back to the slowsies. Phone connects to it and it working fine with none of these issues. Any thoughts?
Here's the usual: http://lifehacker.com/5910788/why-do-i-have-to-keep-resetting-my-router-and-how-can-i-fix-it
Option 5 is now a real product that exists: http://www.homedepot.com/p/NetReset-New-Automated-Power-Cycler-for-Modems-and-Routers-NR-1000US-NEW/300231163
Router make and model? Age?
It is a Netgear R6300. Maybe two years old...
What is your router security like? Do you have an open guest network broadcasting? Any possibility neighbors have the credentials? To be sure I would reset the security, set up a new strong WPA2 password and if it broadcasts a guest SSID (which is not a bad idea if you do have company use it once in awhile) make sure you secure the guest with a WPA2 password that is different from your main home network as well.
Your phone having no speed issues but computer having issues is a big clue. Is the computer running Windows 10? Is it connected via LAN cable or wireless? What wireless chipset does it have? Do you have Windows 10 on that system?