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When I first began to use my Linksys modem my internet connection was relatively fast and efficient. Lately it has become very slow. I bypassed the modem and connected directly to the incoming cable and found that the upload and download speed was many times faster. What could be the problem with my Linksys modem?

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Unplug the router, count to 30 slowly and plug it back in. Wait up to a minute and try the 'net again. This fixes up many issues with linksys products and is, sadly, a part of owning them.

You definitely did the right thing to narrow down the problem. Congrats!

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