Router becomes "overloaded"

I have recently been experiencing issues with my internet connection generally losing connectivity for as little as a couple of seconds, up to 15-30 seconds when playing games. This happens to multiple computers in my household, and only recently started happening after moving. I initially thought it was the ISP, but after some "troubleshooting" I disconnected my router, and hooked my PC up directly to the modem, no issues at all. Thinking the router was just a big piece of crap after the years of using it, I went out and bought a brand new D-Link DIR-655, and the problems persist.

- It doesn't happen constantly, but it is the kind of thing I can generally rely on happening.
- My ISP did not change when I moved, the modem is a different one, but still the same model as before.
- Additionally, my PC is connected to the router via wire, and there is a laptop in the household that works wireless and also experiences the same problem.
- Previous router had no security but used MAC filtering, also experienced this issue
- Current router uses security, with the same issue.
- UPnP and multiband are enabled on the router.
- I never experience issues with this unless I am gaming, though I guess it could also happen other times and I just havent noticed.
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  1. What kind of connection do you have, and what modem? You've already eliminated the router as the issue, so it's either your ISP or the modem.
  2. I have a 20Mb cable connection using a Toshiba PCX2500 cable modem.
  3. Reaperc89 said:
    I have a 20Mb cable connection using a Toshiba PCX2500 cable modem.

    Cable occasionally gets lag spikes and slowdowns, but a quick Google search suggests that it could be your modem.
  4. I guess the Issue I have here is that the connection seems to be fine when connected directly to the modem, yet when the router is connected there seems to be regular momentary connection issues.
  5. So there is a momentary connection issue between the router and the modem. Your router is configured for DHCP WAN correct?
  6. That is correct yes.

    Could the modem simply be faulty? I don't understand why it would have such a disagreement with the router.
  7. Possibly, as it appears that other users of your particular modem have also had the sam kind of issues.
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