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Ultimate Geek

Topic # 161968 25-Jan-2015 16:35
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Pretty novice here, and I have no idea what to do so I'm hoping someone can shed some light for me.

We've had a number of routers over the years - but the last few have seen more intense uses as I have now closed my office and work. Recenlty our old router died and I went out and bought the above. Seemed better than normal - my previous purchases had been based on price - working from home I use TeamViewer and Sype a lot, not to mention 2 VOIP lines.

All went well (eventually - always some little trick required to get it running) but we now have two issues.

The first is our printer (Brother MFC 9210-CN) - it seems to take forever to print anything. I often go to it (during weekends I'm at the other end of the house via WIFI) and it has just started receiving - and then takes a long time to complete and print.

The other is today I copied the whole XAMPP directory from my machine to my wife's. It was sensationally slow. So she went to her office and connected via cable and it went faster. I then did the same and it went faster again. Instead of taking hours it was finished in minutes.

So we've looked around and played with various things for both - but nothing seems to make a difference. We didn't have either of these issues with the old router - at least not to the noticeable degree they are now.

So I wondered if anyone had any hints that might help us I'd appreciate it.


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 1286874 18-Apr-2015 16:24
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Perhaps this will show you how my brain has been malfunctioning before my kidney transaplant cleaned the blood supply. Our network has been around a while - extended more recently - but we now know the fault was related to two things (we fixed both at once so can't be sure which).

Our network still had a couple of Cat 5 cables around the router etc. One of those went to our switch - which was of course 1 10 / 100 switch. As well as replacing the old cables we bought a new 10 / 100 / 1000 switch. Our problems seem to have vanished (he whispers quietly).

In hindsight so obvious - but Geek on Wheels didn't spot it - so don't feel quite so stupid.

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