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I don't understand my connection sometimes

ste
Grafter
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Registered: 07-06-2007

I don't understand my connection sometimes

My connection can be ok for a while; i'm surfing along, minding my own business.. then all of a sudden, it just seems to run out of juice.... Like now, it's after midnight, and I lost about 0.7meg of speed somewhere... I just did a reboot of my router, and it's all fine again.

What causes that to happen?
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The_10th
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Registered: 08-04-2007

I don't understand my connection sometimes

Where do you get the figure of 0.7GB from and have you performed speed tests?
ste
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Posts: 109
Registered: 07-06-2007

I don't understand my connection sometimes

I usually get about 1.8mb, and it went down to 1.1mb--and it would have gone down more if I hadn't of rebooted, cause that's what it does. It just seems to run out of juice. I run the bbmax speedtest and watch the needle get lower and lower, and wonder what the hell is happening. No sooner had I posted and rebooted my router last night, my connection went off completely by itself. I couldn't get back on again at all. :? Always seems to do it either just before or after midnight.

Could it be everyone is trying to take advantage of the free usage all at once, d'ya think?
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

Can you check the errors reported by your router when your speed drops - a lot of errors could cause that effect and rebooting could switch to the less problematic tones.
ste
Grafter
Posts: 109
Registered: 07-06-2007

I don't understand my connection sometimes

Hmm, I would if I knew where to look, my friend.... it's a Speedtouch 510v4 router. :? Any ideas?
ste
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

Sorry, but the manual that came with it is about as much use as glass hammer.

I've taken a look at all the stats, but I just can't find any error reports anywhere.:?
Community Veteran
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

Just downloaded the manual for the 510v4 and it doesn't give that information.
ste
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

Nope, the link didn't work.. and sounds like your whole setup is different to mine. There isn't any - Broadband Connection / DSL Connection - details to get where you can get to... but thanks for trying to help anyway.
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

see my edit above - you are right about the manual
ste
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

Rubbish in it? I could write a better manual myself.
ste
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

Um, have you deleted a post? cause it's gone.
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

I edited it after checking the correct manual - sorry Shockedops:
ste
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I don't understand my connection sometimes

No worries.