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

By Elliah
May 5, 2008
  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: 14,523

    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: 11,173   +989

    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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