How do I test my wireless router?

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  1. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Originally Posted by scheherazade
    and he switched out the modem and we were good to go.

    What do you mean? You mean he reset the modem?

    No. He actually replaced it with a new and improved modem.


    Originally Posted by scheherazade
    He also had us test the cables connecting the modem to the router as the little connections can become worn and problematical.

    Since those cables are never touched or moved, how do they become worn? By electricity?

    We have a lot of power fluctuation here, and cables tend to dandle over the edge of tables etc. and get bumped during house cleaning. The actual connection points can suffer degradation as all metal oxidizes over time.
     
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  3. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    You know what, fuck him he gets free I.T work all the time on this board, make him figure it out or hire someone.
     
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  5. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Not getting enough sex lately??? You sound so grumpy. Why do you care if others want to help me, and what's more important, why don't you go and fuck yourself?

    Don't you worry pretty boy, I figured it out already. The router is failing. There are 2 reasons I actually post about it:

    1. I use the thread as bookmarks for the problem.
    2. It helps others with similar problems down the road.

    If someone googles this problem in the future, this thread will come up with the possible solutions. I learnt a lot from other forums, so I like to return the favour...
     
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  7. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Oh yeah, nobody ever answered (well, Sam got close) the original question:

    How do you test an old router?

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  8. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, I figured out the simplest solution:

    Buy a new one, and use it for a few days. If the problem is solved, it was most likely a failing part in the old one. If the problem still exists, return the new one and hunt for a better solution.

    Simple enough.... The new should work flawlessly out of the box anyway...
     
  9. Ellie Banned Banned

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    Call your provider.
     
  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting development. I was testing the router with the laptop and notebook, and since the lights were fine on the router it seemed working OK, while the notebook was dropping signal and slowing down. At the same time, the laptop worked just fine, indicating that this is an issue with the notebook and not with the router. (although in the last few days I did experience problems with the laptop too)

    So since both computers are dual booted with Linux too, I got the incredibly smart idea of switching to Mint. I have been on Linux Mint for the last 3-4 hours, and so far I haven't noticed any wireless interruption. So it seems to me that maybe the wireless driver needs to be updated on it or something. I have been planning a clear reinstall of XP anyway, so probably I will just go back to the factory default state.

    For the time being I am still testing it if there is any problem on Linux or not. The speed is faster, with FF it is 18 Mbps wireless. Not bad for a cheap notebook...
     
  11. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    As far as I know, you don't test routers, you test how things act when hooked to one. You know, like a little black box. What happens inside it is transparent.

    Since you already checked that your conection works, that your cables are ok, and only when tou put the router in the circuit you begin to see irregular signal, just change your goddamned router, cheapass.
     
  12. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Had you read this thread, you would know by now that the router works just fine...

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    It is most likely some virus on the netbook. Yesterday I tried to run AVG and it wouldn't even scan. I also tried to put the netbook back to an earlier state, and that wouldn't work either. So right now I am working on virus removal....
     
  13. Gustav Banned Banned

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    excellent
    that is the last we will see of you then

    adios amigo
     
  14. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Gustav, my dear son, I told you, don't concern yourself with adult's matter. Go to the sandbox and play there peacefully.

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  15. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Well, ladies and gentlemen, looks like the problem has been solved!

    I went into safe mode, ran Avast and found 60+ infections. Removed them and restarted. So far it has been working correctly with a decent speed (although Opera's speed is half of Chrome's) so I can't complain.

    I would like to thank everybody who tried to help. I hope some of us learnt something new here. (my method of diagnosis) That is the reason I share my IT problems, not because I couldn't google it on my own.

    So thanks again, enjoy the summer and wait for my next problem...

    Oh yes, I still don't know how to test a router, but at least I saved $50!!!!

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  16. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    I read the thread. I saw you bitching 2 or 3 times that nobody answered the question. So I came in to say you donLt test the router itself. It's the answer to your fucking question.
    If you want to be a little smirky ass asshole to me putting information in your dumb thread, see if I ever try to help you again.
     
  17. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Varda, you can follow Nitschefan and go fuck yourself. Your presence is not needed, the show is over and you STILL haven't answered ther question.

    By the way I did find an old Microsoft router testing website, so yes, you can test routers. But beside me, nobody knows.

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  18. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Hey guys do you know what's funnier than a clueless Vista user?
    A clueless Vista user that says "besides me, nobody knows".

    lololol
     
  19. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    How rude!!
     
  20. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Ya we all learned Sxygays likes to surf porn and get virus...whoopdifkindo
     
  21. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    rule of thumb you get what you pay for if you paid for a cheap on it will be more likely to fail
     
  22. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    The router has been fine, my dear, it was a laptop problem...


    Why was it rude? I didn't start the fire and the Bible says an eye for an eye.

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    P.S.: I came back from vacation and Varda's posts have been deleted all over the place for trolling, what does it tell you? Oh yeah, and you were banned too...

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