I have had routers just crap out on me actually, but you offer some good advice there for things to try. One other thing to look into is the cable unless you are using the same one for both connections.
I've had some die, but the failure mode is generally "things stop working altogether" as opposed to them getting slow. Getting slow generally says something about network congestion, which rarely has anything to do with the physical router hardware.
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Routers don't just go to crap like that. There's something else going on.
Shut everything down, turn the modem back on and let it settle back down for a bit. Plug JUST the router back in (nothing else plugged into the router), and then turn it on.
Is it a wireless router, or just a wired one?
If wireless, try connecting a wireless device to it next and see if that connects. If wired, try connecting just one device to it and see if that connects.
I've had several that stopped working. If it starts working after a hard reset then you've probably got some issues with the internal memory and may be on it's way to not working at all. Be aware that they have a tendency to get very hot so if you don't vent them well then they go out very quickly.
Sometimes Mediacom hates on people using routers. I would go in to your router's settings and find the option to clone your PC's MAC address. That way the outside world will think your router is actually the computer.
We have internet through Mediacom (in CR) and a wireless router thats <6 months old. We noticed issues about 2 months ago with the computer (Mac mini) having a hard time acquiring a consistent wireless signal. It works fine plugged in directly, and my iTouch and my husband's computer work fine on the wireless, which makes me think it's definitely something with the computer (though the computer is also <6 months old and it was playing nice with the wireless until about 2 months ago). We've just been too lazy to do anything about it.
I have noticed some lag/slowness with the connection. I might have to try some of these suggestions to see if that helps.
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