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Why is web browsing slow when I use a router, while torrents are fine?

Why is web browsing slow when I use a router, while torrents are fine?

I don't know if this is happening to anyone else. I am fairly sure my router may be dying. When I connect my computer to the cable modem directly, I get great internet service. Large downloads like videos and torrents are working great. Web browsing is fast. However, once I put my computer behind a router, web browsing becomes horrible at best. It takes about 4 or 5 tries to go a site (even google someimtes!!) and the browser will say that the site DOESN'T exist, when I know it does. Open up a terminal type: ping google.com gives me nothing. Ping SOMETIMES will display the IP Address of the google server it finds but can take about 90 secs or more to get 4 responses to the pings, but stats after I ^C says that min/max/avg is like 20-50ms (should be normal?) Torrents and other stuff seem to be unaffected though, it's just web browsing.

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Guest [Entry]

"Sounds like your router is going bad.
Try a hard reset (1) of the router, if that does not work borrow a router from someone else and check if you still have problems.

If you don't have any problems get a new router, if you do, something else besides the router is causing problems.

(1) Usually there is a small hole somewhere on the router to stick a paper-clip in."
Guest [Entry]

Your router might be overheating. Try to vacuum it and see if it helps.