The ping latency on my connection has been all over the place recently with pages on the internet slow, hanging or refusing to load at all. My ISP ran tests today and after advising me to disconnect my computers and devices, both wired and wireless, for an hour, they reported data being uploaded and some traffic being downloaded. It was suggested that this might be the router/modem trying to automatically download firmware. I'm using a dinosaur, the Netgear DGN1000 (not sure what version), but I am wondering should I bother with downloading any firmware or just join the 21st century and upgrade to something newer?
In advance, thanks for any assistance.