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Comtrend Are Junk?

My phone co. recently (so called) updated my internet service with a Comtrend CT-5071T ethernet router. The router installed before this one worked great! My computer was fast and responded very well. Since they've installed this one, my computer has slowed down and even sometimes freezes. My question is are these routers junk! I 'm thinking of purchasing my own router, possibly a netgear router to solve my problem. I have had nothing but problems with this router since it's been installed. Please help me!!

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  • nobywilliams May 11, 2010

    i run a bt router and find it brill!...mind you i think they are £88 or so. cant comment on yours as i dont know it, but i have not had any probs with mine :)

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Get rid of it and buy yourself a good name. I run DLINK and it runs great.

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Hi,
What do you mean your computer is freezing? If it's the operating system that is freezing then it's highly doubtful that it's the new router which is at fault. If the computer is slow and unresponsive then clear your internet cache, perform a defrag and also check the drive for any errors.

To clear the internet cache right click on internet explorer and select properties from the list. In the general tab where it says browsing history click on delete and follow the on-screen messages.

To perform a defrag click on the start menu then all programs, accessories, system tools and the disk defragmenter.

To check the disk for any errors click on computer, right click on local disk c and select properties, select the tools tab and check the volume for errors. Make sure you check both boxes to fix any errors found and then be patient as it cane take some time to complete.

If the problem is the internet which is freezing then perform a speed test on your internet connection and compare the speed to what your supposed to be getting. You can perform a speed test here >>>>>>





http://www.speedtest.net





If the speed isn't what it's supposed to be then of course get your own router.
I do recommend Netgear myself as i will only have them routers for my own personal use.




Regards.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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Before you do anything, be sure your phone company supports your new router. I went from theirs to a 2wire and spent a week trying to configure it so it would work with their DSL. They offered to help @ $95. I've been happy with my 2wire once I got it up and running.

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