I recently got a netgear router that I love and would never use myself. It runs great and has a ton of features, but I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed with having to constantly run my internet connection and slow down. I decided to take it apart to see what was inside. I found out that there was an integrated internet card in the router. I was able to use my router once again, but it only took me a few minutes to realize what was happening.
This is probably one of the biggest reasons why you should not use a netgear router with your laptop or other internet-connected device. I have a netgear router that is a pain to use, and while it’s good for a few reasons, I can’t imagine using it with my laptop or other machine while I’m traveling.
Most people who have had problems with slow internet due to a router or similar device will have had the same problem. If you see a router with a lot of static in the network, you might have a higher chance of an issue with that particular router. But if it’s just a simple slow internet connection, then it’s probably not the fault of the router.
Of course, I know its possible there could be a fault with the router, but I cant help but think if there was a fault, it would be a low speed connection. Because there are a lot of routers that are supposed to work flawlessly, so it seems unlikely the problem is with the router.
Although it’s possible there could be a fault with the router, I think the real issue is that the router has nothing to do with the issue. There’s a lot of talk about routers and how they break down, but it’s not the router that’s the problem. The issue is the people who are using the router.
I think the real issue is that people are using the router wrong. People should get a router that has all the latest drivers, firmware (which is supposed to be free), and then they should be able to connect to the internet as if it was a 100 mb connection. Its really easy to do that when you have a 50 mb connection.
I use my router for most everything from streaming movies to downloading music, to sharing files on the web. But sometimes I have to use my laptop which has a slower internet connection. I don’t know why but it makes it really hard to download a web page.
As it turns out, it’s because you have to manually update the firmware of your router, which is something that can happen if the company that manufactures the router decides to go out of business. You can check your router’s manual if you’d like, but in the end it’s probably not such a big deal.
To be fair, this router isn’t the only router being purchased these days. Last week, we had one of those “crippled” router deals that came with an upgrade to a faster router, but we were told that the upgrade is just a month or so away. I’m not a fan of these deals for the number of reasons we discussed here, but it does raise the question of what it would take to really make these devices more usable to all of us.
First, we can only hope that a fix for the slow internet you’re experiencing is going to be announced for release in the next few days. We’re still waiting for the first official fix. We would really like to be able to use the internet at work and at home without having to resort to an internet connection that feels like it’s never used.