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I Void Warranties

Billings, MT

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Re: Massive Slowdowns?

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My Router and Switch
Sometimes it is the router. I've bumped into some really sh*tty routers in the past. Even the latest ones can't handle the amount of connections I put it through.

..which is the reason I built ours (see above and below). It's been handling the massive torture I put it though daily. I download rather large files and updates, along with torrenting Linux/BSD discs. It takes it and wants more.

If people want a more reliable router, build your own. Intel Atom systems are getting cheaper (or find an old PC), and a pair of network cards and you're good to go for an excessively LONG time. Already have a wireless router? Disable DHCP on it, give it a static IP (x.x.x.2) and tie it into your switch (use the LAN port, not the WAN port).
Bresnan 15M/1M
MyWS[P4HT@3.2GHz,2GB RAM,2x1TB HDDs,Win7]
WifeWS[P4HT@3GHz,2GB RAM,60GB HDD,Win7]
Router[2xP3@1GHz,512MB RAM,18GB HDD,SMC 8432BTA,2xDigital DE504,Compaq NC3131,Intel Pro/1000MT,IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX,Allied Telesyn AT-2560FX,Gentoo Linux]