I just bought a ZyXEL Prestige 310 router based on the review I read here on speedguide.net and meticulously followed the instructions to get my network and cable provider (comcast@home) to recognize it. Everything seems to be working correctly (i.e., all the lights are flashing properly and I can access the internet through it) but the speed is SLOOOOOW and even worse I'm getting an inordinate amount of failed connections that I never saw before I hooked up the router.
Anybody got any suggestions to tweak my new router before I send it back and get a LinkSys?
I've had only one instance where my newsreader couldn't connect properly. Usually the message "Cannot find server or DNS Error" pops up after a page I'm trying to load times out and it happens about 15 - 20% of the time. The odd thing is, if I simply reload the page, it will load fine most of the time.
As for the web cache, if @home changed (or added) their web cache, they sure didn't consult me first!
I'll cut-and-paste the error log later today. Thanks again.
The error log is clean, but I have another question... I just noticed that the switch in the TCP/IP protocol associated to my NIC had the "I want to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" switch unchecked. I "re-checked" the box, rebooted and re-synced everything and all seems well (at least for now, knock on wood). Much faster speed and no nasty delays/timeouts. At least not yet.
Would de-selecting the NetBIOS support have the effect on my network that I described previously (numerous timeouts and such)? If so, I feel like a complete ass. Although perhaps a smarter ass than I was yesterday.