Dropping Packets at Night

Well, this all just started a few days ago.

Every night from exactly 8PM to around 6-7AM, my internet starts lagging like crazy every 5 or so minutes, making games and such unplayable due to an insanely high ping.

I downloaded a program that does traces every few seconds, and its showing that during those times of huge lag, im losing around 30% to 50% of my packets.

Im currently using a Westell Wirespeed 2100 connected to a Netgear WGR614v6 router. 

I WOULD try to just connect straight through my modem, but I can't seem to get it to reset and let my computer connect no matter what I try. I've unplugged it for an hour, held the button on the back of the modem for 60 seconds, nothing.

If anyone could give me some help with this, I would appreciate it very much.

Re: Dropping Packets at Night
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Show the modem status from the Westell Wirespeed 2100.

I think I know where, this is. Go to Trouble Shooting, and then go to something that says something about a transceiver. Like transceiver Status.

(OR) If you have no idea of where the modem status are, log-in to the router and show the first screen that you see.

Re: Dropping Packets at Night

Im not exactly sure what you want from the first page of the router. The options on it are Internet IP Address and DNS Address, which i both have set to "Get Dynamically From ISP", and Router Mac Address, which is set to "Use Default Address".

If you could tell me specifically what information you need, I could most likely find it.

If I could connect directly to my modem i would check the transceiver status, but i cant, so i can not access my modem's page.

Thank you for responding.

Edit: I think i found the information you were looking for. I hope it is of some use.

Account Name      WGR614v6
Firmware Version     V2.0.19_1.0.19NA
Internet Port
MAC Address     00:14:6C:04:07:49
IP Address     71.104.xxx.xx  {edited for privacy}
DHCP     DHCPClient
IP Subnet Mask
Domain Name Server

LAN Port
MAC Address     00:14:6C:04:07:48
IP Address
IP Subnet Mask
Wireless Port
Name (SSID)     NETGEAR1
Region     United States
Channel     11
Mode     Auto
Wireless AP     ON
Broadcast Name     ON

Message Edited by Avprox on 08-03-2009 05:44 AM
Message Edited by KaLin on 08-04-2009 01:44 PM
Re: Dropping Packets at Night
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#1 Since wireless is turned on in your router...

a) Are there any computers that use wireless?

b) What level of Wireless Security is the router set to use?


#2 To get the modem status

How about using the tool, that addressed in..

URL: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7553

Title/location: All DSLR (dslreports.com) FAQs » Verizon Online DSL FAQ » Connection » What is the Westell Modem Browser and how can I interpret it's results.

a) Download it to your computer

b) To install, unless you have a hub - connect your computer directly to the modem.

c) Once installed, don't forget to use ** CTRL-ALT-F7 ** to reveal several "hidden" tabs, the signal levels and error counters, so forth.