So I'm having a very annoying issue with my internet connection. First things first:
Internet: 20Mb up/down fiber
Router: TP-Link AC1200
or Linksys 54GL
(Issue happens with either of them)
Connection: Wireless 2.4GHz
So this is a problem I've reported to my ISP several times and they've been completely unable to fix it, so I'm here wondering if maybe I'm doing something wrong on my end. These guys provide me with a POS modem
that has a Wi-Fi range of about 3m and is blocked to the wazoo (Can't even open ports) so I got my own router and had them activate a "bridge" mode.
So I first started with the 54GL and it works very well, until
I decide to do something connection heavy, such as download a torrent or a Steam game. When that happens, the connection starts to slow down until it hits 5kb/s and then it dies. What's most interesting with this, is that it makes the router completely inaccessible, so typing the gateway IP does nothing.
The only way to fix this issue is to turn off the router, restart it, go into settings, set MAC to default, save, then clone the modem's MAC address again, save and then I have internet again.
This also happens with the AC1200 router. Interestingly enough, something that really wasn't a huge connection hog would cause the same symptom:
If I create a Terraria server on my PC (W10) and have people connect, it works. BUT, if I create the same server on a small media PC I own, and someone remote connects to it, my connection drops. The mini PC had Windows 10, I then tried with Windows 7 and it was the same result.
What I'm trying to find out here, is it my ISP? Do I have two duds of routers? Do I need to change some setting? What's going on?
Thank you so much for reading, let me know if you need more info.