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I'm not sure what is going on I had a Linksys E2000 and I thought that was the issue since it smelled like burnt electronics. My internet speeds are either 25Mb/s or 0.5MB/s. I am not able to find what the root cause to the problem. I purchased an Asus RT-AC66R/U from Best Buy hooked it up same thing occurs, speeds drop dramatically. Six other people live in this house so they would not let me plug the modem in all day to see if the speeds drop because they depend on the internet for school.

If shut every computer off in the house just leaving one connected but yet the speeds still drop. When restarting the router itself the speeds raise back up to 25Mb/s

A month ago with the Linksys E2000 I did not have the problem

I noticed when the internet speeds are drastically slower the Reception increases to 300-500 KB/s
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I'm assuming you have wireless- make sure a neighbor isn't connecting and hogging all the bandwidth.
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I'm assuming you have wireless- make sure a neighbor isn't connecting and hogging all the bandwidth.

I've been checking all week even changed my SSID and Password and ended up hiding it. I didn't see any unknown IP addresses/device names but I did it because I didn't know what else to do!
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What type of internet connection do you have. If it is DSL maybe it could be your line that may be having problems.
For Cable it could be that you have congestion or really terrible wiring.

At this point since you got the AC66 it should be a Router problem.
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