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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 12:04:51 PM »
Good news, I finally got around to testing that out. Basically this is what happened: I was watching YouTube and I suddenly got limited access, then it tried to identify the network and ended up completely disconnecting. Then it tried to connect again and got limited access. It proceeded to loop like this.

I went downstairs and tested my dads laptop to make sure it wasn't just me, he had the same loop. Here's the interesting part: the desktop computer worked via LAN plugged into the router. Of course, after plugging the desktop into the modem as well, it still worked.

I unplugged the router and plugged it back in as I usually do and we're back up and running. As I suspected, it is something to do with the broadcasting device in the router.

I hope this helps to figure things out. :) Thanks again.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2013, 03:34:53 PM »
Looks like you confirmed the problem is the wireless in the router itself bud.

Needs replaced :-)

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2013, 04:08:08 PM »
Ugh, and the router isn't even that old.

I'm thinking about this one for the new router, what do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122326

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2013, 08:13:49 PM »
Nope, I had that one and got rid of it about 3 weeks ago, has a lot of bugs with its wireless.

This is my current one I have and so far everything is working great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704177

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2013, 09:00:52 PM »
"Unfortunately, a router is only as good as its firmware allows it to be. In the case of the DIR-655, great hardware is marred by constant stability issues caused by a buggy implementation of the DNS Relay feature. Many users experience sporadic reboots and wireless disconnections"

This was from the Dir-655 review page. This is my exact problem, I'm looking if I can fix it right now. It'd be really nice if we didn't have to buy a new router.

EDIT: Upon looking into the issue a bit more, this is definitely a firmware issue. People have reported a much more stable router with the EU release firmwares.

The problem I'm having is that I have the DIR-655 Revision B, and all the threads I'm looking at talk about the revision A. I don't think many of the fixes they suggest will work for me.
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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2013, 09:42:36 PM »
You should see if the DD-WRT firmware can be ran on yours, would be worth a shot. That is the firmware I used on my netgear for over a year before I finally got rid of it, the default netgear firmware worked horribly on that model.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2013, 10:00:01 PM »
The router is listed as not possible in their database, looks like that's out of the question. Any other suggestions?

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2013, 10:02:35 PM »
I never used any other than dd-wrt.

I know there is tomato firmware which a lot of people like and open wrt or something like that.

But other than that you might be limited. For DD-WRT to work the router has to have enough memory to hold the firmware, the lesser routers normally dont have what it takes to hold the firmware. So finding a smaller firmware would be the trick.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2013, 10:12:56 PM »
Sounds like too much work when we could just go buy a router that isn't terrible. I'm really disappointed in D-Link right now. The fact that they know about this problem and still actively support this router, but refuse to fix the biggest problem it has, is just aggravating and confusing to me.

I'm looking at the router you have, are they ANY cons with it that you've found so far?

EDIT: "The faster band does have problems at a distance so everything in our house is set up on the slower band. However, the slower band is not reliable either. It drops signal constantly. I do not recommend it."

I'm across the house from where the router is, this might be a problem for me.

EDIT 2: 100 posts! Hell yeah, internet issues. :D
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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2013, 10:28:59 PM »
The router has worked great so far.

Here is the very odd problem I had with my old netgear.

When using the netgear firmware wireless was horrible. Then I used DD-WRT. Odd things would happen to certain devices. My tv would have odd problems with netflix not loading right. I had 2 tablets that couldn't connect to anything what so ever, but my phones and another tablet worked fine. The 2 tablets that didnt worked did work at another persons house just fine. Then I did a full factory reset on the router clearing everything. All of a sudden the tv started working and the 2 tablets worked fine. Then a month later the same 3 had the same problems again.

Then When I plugged in the new tp-link router I made all my wireless name and password the same so I didnt have to reconnect my 10+ devices in the house that use wireless. The tv and tablet all worked right off the bad and havent had a hiccup since.

And my online gaming has been fine.

So for me, yes the new router is working like I want and need it to. Signal is a hell of a lot better as well.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2013, 10:40:27 PM »
How far away are you from the router? My parents are pretty annoyed as it is, the last thing I want to do is get a router that doesn't broadcast as far as we need it to.

A few reviews say that the router can drop downloads for no reason as well.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2013, 10:44:15 PM »
My tower is hooked right into it. All my wireless devices dont really do any downloading except netflix and such and never had a hiccup.

Wait I have the house computer in the living room on wireless, havent had any drops with it.

I also tweak the settings in the router though and I turn off everything I dont need so the router is using less cpu and memory and not wasting them on services or crap I am not using anyways. That has always helped in every router I have ever used.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2013, 11:16:08 PM »
I'm just looking at every router ever that was reviewed great. All of them have at least 10% failure rate :/

I'm honestly not sure what one to get. I'm just concerned it'll start dropping again or the wireless range won't be enough.

Not to mention that many companies want YOU to pay the money to send it back if it doesn't work properly.

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2013, 11:17:04 PM »
So I've got an update on the issue, and a good one at that. I disabled DNS Relay!

Turns out that Revision B actually does allow you to turn it off, but you have to turn off Advanced DNS Service located in Setup>Internet>Manual Internet Connection Setup.

Disabling that will allow you to disable DNS Relay. My internet no longer drops, however, it does get ping spikes and I've had quite a few downloads fail on me.

It's all worth it though :D

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2013, 03:20:19 PM »
Good to hear you found a middle ground to go with at least till you can get a better router :-)

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Re: DIR-655 dropping internet
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