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Is it my modem or my router?

Why is my router running slow like my web pages are loading slow I have a verizon DLS and they said it's their router do i need to update the router with a new firmware update?

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Re: is it my modem or my router?

Yes upgrading the firmware will fix the problem but before...that..scan your system for can try free anti-spyware tools like spybot search and destroy or Ad-aware..Often spyware and malware affect your network utilization drastically...also let me know the configuration settings of your router...mis-configuration may also cause the problem..

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Actiontec GT704WGB from Verizon is working through Earthlink yet Verizon still thinks it is providing service and want to set up my "account"

Sounds like you have Verizon software on your computer. The router has nothing to do with that. Go into control panel > add remove programs and remove the Verizon software.

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I cant access internet with router but I can access with direct connect to verizon modem

You may access the setup page of the router and make sure it is configured properly.
To check the configuration on the router, access the setup page by using a web browser. Type in the address bar.
Leave the username blank, and the password is admin.
Once in the setup page of the router, select the connection that your ISP is using.
Usually, Verizon uses PPPOE connection. Type your Verizon username and password (this is sometimes your email address, if not sure, contact Verizon). Then click save settings.
Go to the status tab, and click the CONNECT button.
Let me know if this works. Good luck!

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Works with verizon not with com cast

It was working with Verizon. verizon is a DSL company and Comcast is a CABLE company. settings will be different for both the ISPs. Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine.
You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.

Click Here for more information about the routers and network

Mar 13, 2010 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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Running slow

Is it running slow on both wired and wireless connections? how about if a PC is wired directly to the modem? That will eliminate the router as the issue (slow internet could be your modem or the connection itself).

If you're sure it's the router (wireless and wired) then upgrading the firmware would be first step. You can download the latest firmware from and get it installed via the web interface of the router (probably found by going to

If a firmware update doesn't do it you can change your DNS servers from being automatically detected from your ISP to public ones. This may help web pages load faster. You can enter them also using the web interface. Set the Primary and Secondary DNS address to the numbers below (they are from


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Wireless computers work fine, wired desktop extremely slow

On your old desktop, go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings make sure no check on boxes there. Click OK and Apply. Click on General tab, click on Delete File (delete all offline content), Clear History and Delete Cookies. Click Apply and OK.

Jun 29, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I need to know the best router/modem combo to buy

Order the Westell 7500 from Verizon. May not be the best, but your love will be easier because it eliminates a device by providing a single gateway / combo modem router.
Speed issues are ambiguos. Call Verizon and have them take you through some slow speed troublshooting.

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Scroll Issue

This is a very interesting problem.. Normally I would say the a router could not cause this kind of problem, but if the page is still loading, it could be possible.

When this happens, has the page finished loading all ready? The little circle of dots spinning in the top right of the browser if you are running firefox, will tell you if the page is still loading. There will be a similar icon for Internet Explorer too.

If the page has already loaded completely, then there is no way a router could cause the slow down. If you used the install CD that came with the router (no necessary by the way) then it could have loaded some "free" software on PC and this software is now slowing the browser down.

Mar 26, 2009 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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Web pages slow to load or not at all


you may try this and see if this help solve your problem

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and configure the router settings
Step 7: test the Internet connection.

if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router

Apr 20, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Slow downloads

Always update the router firmware ONLY if you have problems.

Run a DSL test to see if your actually getting the full speed inside the network. <<--i believe but you can do a google search for broadband test.

I know with comcast you can unplug the modem for lengthy time, plug it back in so it pulls the most updated version off of comcast's server.

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