Question about Linksys WAG200G Router
You didn't say so but it can be inferred that you are using a DSL service. Age of telco physical plant (copper local loop) can be a factor. Speed will drop off with loop length and depends on the version of DSL used as well.
Check and make sure there isn't actual traffic causing your slowdown. An infected system can be operating as part of a botnet and congesting the link. Test one (fully patched, if Windows) system directly connected to the DSL modem. Teenagers are similar to viruses in terms of congestion and are harder to eliminate. Beagles never use the Internet.
Technically, the preferences are (in increasing order): telephone company copper wire - DSL, cable company coaxial cable and fiber optic cable. Customer service will usually be the dealbreaker although price and features can be critical. If they can't make one service work, someone else can, especially if they can sell you multiple services.
Consider all of your telecommunications needs together. I use the local telco 'triple play' called FibreOp, which gives television, telephone and internet together (all of these are delivered over the Internet Protocol anyway). It can be a bit expensive so I will switch back to the cable company next year unless 'customer retention' can lower the price.
Posted on Apr 12, 2014
If it is connected to a DSL modem then chances are that it is the modem dropping the connection every time a spike in line voltage occurs. Might want to try directly connecting to the modem and seeing if it still happens, if so then it is the ISP that you need to contact. If not then your router may be on the fritz.
Best of luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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