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Topic # 56127 12-Jan-2010 20:13
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We have a Dynalink RTA1025W Router for our LAN.  Connected to our LAN is the main PC, which is cabled to the router, 2 laptops connecting wirelessly, and 2 PS3's connecting wirelessly.

3 days ago, the main computer connection to the internet slowed to practically non-existent (30 minutes to download 2 6kb e-mails).  Both laptops retain high speed internet and PS3's can game online.(Telstraclear is our provider).

We have done the following things, and still the problem persists;

Did a full diagnostic check with Telstraclear on bandwidth and speed
Cleaned the disk
Defragged
sent it to technicians where it behaved perfectly on their system and they cleaned a couple of viruses out
changed network cables

We're at a loss to work out what the problem is.

Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 289469 12-Jan-2010 23:15
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I had a similar problem a few years ago.

As I recall, the solution (Windows XP) was to remove the network drivers, delete the Windows Networking components re-boot, and re-install the drivers & networking components.

Sorry if that sounds a little vague, but I rarely use Windows any more (I normally use a Mac or Linux now) and it was about 3 years ago...

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  Reply # 289694 13-Jan-2010 15:59
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So the laptop's perform normally if you disable the wireless and plug them into the same network port with the same network cable as the problem machine?

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  Reply # 289703 13-Jan-2010 16:30
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Try swapping the port on the router, it may not be the PC but the router dying,

Slow ethernet ports have been seen as a symptom of a Dynalink's approaching death,

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  Reply # 289740 13-Jan-2010 17:58
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wellygary: Try swapping the port on the router, it may not be the PC but the router dying,

Slow ethernet ports have been seen as a symptom of a Dynalink's approaching death,


Excellent suggestion,  you reminded me of experiencing that symptom with a dying AlliedTelesyn Router.



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  Reply # 289763 13-Jan-2010 19:23
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Changing ports makes no difference, and when we disable the wireless and cable the laptops, they too, become slow. So, would the next logical step be a new router?

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  Reply # 289771 13-Jan-2010 19:43
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It would appear that the next logical step is to at least try a different router.



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  Reply # 289776 13-Jan-2010 19:54
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Do you have to re-configure your network, or is it a plug & play situation? (told you I was a newbie!) our network was set up by a technician, but they seem stumped with this situation.

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  Reply # 289778 13-Jan-2010 20:01
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Yes, you do have to configure the router, but it is not difficult.

Especially if you log-in to existing router and write down all the current settings.

Where are you in NZ ?



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  Reply # 289780 13-Jan-2010 20:07
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tauranga

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  Reply # 289785 13-Jan-2010 20:09
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do you know how to login to your existing router ?



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  Reply # 289787 13-Jan-2010 20:14
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yes

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  Reply # 289789 13-Jan-2010 20:18
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I've messaged you privately with an offer to talk you through what you need to do to configure a new router.

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  Reply # 289816 13-Jan-2010 21:25
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This may seem strange but I cna tell you that I have fixed 3 dynalink 1025W modems that had this exact problem by replacing failed capacitors. Look in http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/82?&g=104
and you will find talk on this subject if you search for it.
You can tell if the capacitors are bad because the tops of them bulge upwards due to internal pressure. The faulty ones are from memory 1000uF/16volt.
It always seems to affect the 4 ports but leaves the Wireless working.
Good luck.
John.

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