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Router slow ping response

Router slow ping response

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Hello All.

I have an ADSL router and from time to time I experience extremely slow internet connection. Sometimes I complete loose connection to router because when I ping it I get "request time out".

I have a Wireless Access point that is acting as a DHCP server and assigns IP addresses to the wireless devices. It also assigns as gateway and primary DNS the ADSL router's IP address.

If the above problem occurs then I am forced to switch the router off and then on in order to "fix" the problem. But, I do this quite frequently so I believe that something is causing a "denial of service" issue.

I searched on the Internet and some people say:

- Close / block P2P applications
- Often using the router as a dns server gives the above problems

Could you tell me what might be the cause of the problem and how to resolve it?

Thank you in advance.

Stergios

RE: Router slow ping response

I once experienced it with a linksys router. The problem there was that I was downloading a lot with bittorrent.
The router couldn't handle huge amount of ports that where open at a single time.

A reboot did indeed solve it for some time, but the problem came back.

Later I bought a draytek and didn't have the problem any more.

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