Speed Issue with Cisco Linksys E1200 Router

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Hey everyone. I've been having an internet issue today, and I'm assuming my router is causing it. Normally my connection is around 7-8Mbps, but today it's started to drop dramatically. Running a few speed tests, I've been getting anywhere between 200Kbps and 2Mbps down, while my upload speed stayed around 2-3Mbps. I disconnected my router and hooked a laptop straight to the modem, ran a speed test and came out at just under 8Mbps. So far, I've reset everything, I've swapped cables, and I upgraded the firmware on the router to the newest version from the Cisco website.

Any ideas on how I might be able to fix this? I called my ISP and they will probably send someone out tomorrow, but since I think it may be my personal router, I don't want them to come out for nothing and charge me money.

Edit: Also, I swapped out the router for the old Belkin router that I had replaced and my speeds went up to 7-8Mbps.

I'm using a Cisco Linksys E1200 router. I should've known to avoid this router just by looking at how goofy it looks lol.
 
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Both. The wired connection on my desktop and the wireless connection on my wife's laptop both lost quite a bit of speed. I did the factory reset, and still had the same issue. I connected 3 different devices straight to the modem, and it worked fine, so I'm convinced it's an issue with this router.
 

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Sounds like the router is dying, or has an issue. If it's under warranty still, Cisco might replace it. Otherwise I would look at getting a new router.
 
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I used the Cisco software that came with the router.

And I really hope the router isn't dying, I don't think I've even had it for 6 months. A $60 router that doesn't last 6 months is a terrible thing. I'll contact Cisco to see, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I definitely won't be buying one of these ever again.
 

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Given that the problem is intermittent and the old Belkin is faster, I would contact Cisco to see if you could get an RMA, which they should allow given that it's a year long warranty.
 

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