Why does rebooting the modem and router make the connection run faster?

By Elliah
May 5, 2008
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  1. erm...i'm sorry if this seems like an irrelevant question but my internet connection gradually decreased in speed until it couldn't even load up google...so in frustration i turned off my modem and wireless router...after i turned them on again my connection went back to normal...i wonder why?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It does the same as this, from Start-->Run--CMD

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /registerdns
    ipconfig /renew
    net stop "DNS Client"
    net start "DNS Client"

    Just cache built up usually, also try clearing out all temp files with CCleaner
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,040   +223

    It's the router, not the modem. Routers have LOGGING capability and some have filtering.
    These features use the same internal memory that is needed for i/o buffers.

    1- update the router firmware
    2-stop all logging or have it emailed daily
    3- reduce your filtering to the absolute minimum or better yet, stop filtering altogether
    (letting your firewall deal with the issues)
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