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.
My router is linksys, and they seem to be really decent so I'm wondering if my router really IS dying and I need to get a new one, or if there is some other problem.