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Any reason for 802.11n wireless router if ISP d/l speed is 10mbps?

Q: Any reason for 802.11n wireless router if ISP d/l speed is 10mbps?

I currently have a download speed of 10mbps from my Internet service provider. There are times my wife is streaming on one device, and I am streaming from another. All devices support 802.11n. My wireless router, however, supports up to 802.11g. This seems like a stupid question, but is there any reason to upgrade to a Wireless n router with this ISP throughput limitation?

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A: Any reason for 802.11n wireless router if ISP d/l speed is 10mbps?

In general I would say no if you are just talking about downloads.

But one benefit of Wireless-n is range. They send a better signal that could benefit reception and minimize drops.

But remember the other function is computer to computer connections over your LAN. So if you transfer large files, and your PCs have wireless-n and/or Gigabit NICs, then you will see a big performance boost inside your local network.

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Hello techguy forum. I am writing regarding my ps3 system. It only getting less than 10Mbps download speed from Playstation network. I have a 30Mbps internet connection from Virgin through wifi and i am wondering why this might happen?

I have searched around internet and found DMZ'ing and port forwarding as possible solutions but i have tried these and still i am getting slow download speed. Is there any way to fix this? I play online games and it gets annoying when it lags all the time.

Thankyou in advance for all help and support.

A:ps3 download speed under 10Mbps

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Hi Everyone,

I need help.  I have a 15 inch Dell Inspiron 1564 i3 4GB Laptop.  It is a couple of years old.  I picked this laptop up after it was thrown away. I bought a new hard drive for it and installed a clean install of Win 7.  Everything works great except that the Wifi Speed caps out at 10 mbps when my phone is able to reach 140Mpbs on the same wifi connection. I installed the Dell Wireless 1397 drivers for it. What else can i try to improve the wifi cap on this laptop?

Thanks in advanced.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 426837 MB, Free - 258482 MB; D: Total - 49998 MB, Free - 49015 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 175903 MB; J: Total - 12071 MB, Free - 7763 MB; T: Total - 102397 MB, Free - 64670 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Z77H2-A3
I have been paying Time Warner Cable for 50mbps download, but have been getting just under 10mbps for quite some time (ethernet, NOT wireless, we have no wireless-capable devices) After hours on the phone with Tier 3 tech support, two visits from technicians, a replaced modem and countless hours googling, I am at my wits end.

When I go into the Task Manager and look at Networking, it shows the Link Speed at 10 Mbps.
I have gone into my network adapter settings and set the Speed/Duplex to 100mbps Full, as the TWC rep said.
Also switched cables, powercycled, rebooted the PC, etc.
Google searches suggest going into the router settings and raising the cap through there, but I can't find the proper setting for my device (Motorola SURFboard SBG6580) if they even exist at all.

The information I was able to find is that it's using slightly outdated firmware ( SBG6580- ) and that that could be causing the problem. But this whole thing has given me a giant he... Read more

A:DL speed capped at 10mbps, how to raise to 100?

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tried wired and wifi same exact speed, as if its capped?

I know a far bit about networks set my own up using servers and stuff in my basement and even tried a store bought router in case it was somehow my ddwrt router which it wasnt

I have a new laptop ASUS ROG 17" G series its running 8.1

the source server has 6 147gb 15,000rpm sas drives in a raid dual gigabit network cables running esxi and ubuntu server with dual gigabit network cables, extremely fast speeds

everything is up to date on the laptop as far as I can tell I updated all drivers the gigabit network is using a Qualcomm Atheros driver from 7-16-2013 version signed by MS its not a "genetic driver" or whatever sometimes shows up under device manager

I have another normal desktop running 8.1 as well and it has no problems with network transfer speeds they exceed the drives capability to write to in the target drive from the server raid as does pretty much everything else I have, the server can serve files faster than anything can take them

but the laptop seems to be capped at exactly 10MB/s according to teracopy (windows explorer transfer shows 11.8MB/s but I suspect its wrong its probably 10 thats what my router clams its going at not 11.8) and the graph is a steady line as if its capped like that

what could be causing this problem, I can transfer from an external usb 2.0 drive faster than this network? - I have tried wired and wifi the speed is the exact same

A:Wired Gigabit network speed maxed at 10mbps?

Change network adapter speed from automatic top set at 1Gbps. Might also be a driver issue on the laptop, check for an updated driver.

Wireless well be much slower unless you are running on 802.11ac. I usually max out around 6MB/sec on 802.11n.

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I don't have phone line and I want to bring 10Mbps ADSL internet from my neighbor two of these AP/client device.

http://www.gsky-link.com/en/product...AP/Router with 16dBi Panel Antenna (Aluminum)
Is Wireless g is enough? so I don't lose internet speed.

A:wireless g with 10Mbps internet

you cannot use your neighbours internet - ISP terms and conditions will state that is only to be used in the house paying for it - otherwise people would supply internet access to all their neighbours .....

so I'm afraid i will be closing the post

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Hello, I have a cable modem with a 2.4G D-Link Access point and two laptops with 2.4G D-Link adapters. I know that I can get good reception when close, but in the other room reception is not good. Is there anything I can do to speed up this other conection?

A:Wireless Router Speed

Does the WAP have two antenna's? I was able to get better signal strength by dis-allowing send _and_ recieve. So one antenna sends and one recieves.
Hope this helps.

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Hi, I know that you may be slower if your wireless, but is the speed of being connected WITH a wire to a WIRELESS router, the same as being connected WITH a wire to a WIRED router? Thanks in advance.

A:wireless router=same speed?

lol....that was just worded weird I guess....no worries though, I've confused many a person in my posts Anyway, if I understand your question correctly, no you shouldn't lose any speed just because you have a wireless router between you and your modem. (If, for example, your set up is like this: cable line ----> cable modem -----> wireless router ------> computer.) That's the set up I have anyway, and have noticed no loss of bandwidth. However, my wireless laptop DOES lose bandwidth, due to the fact that it's not physically connected to the router. (Obviously, with any wireless you'll lose bandwidth). Hope this helped!

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I have comcast cable internet with a netgear router 35g. Laptop wireless is a broadcom 35g w450. Processor is 2 gig with 500+meg or ram. Win xp home. SP2 NOT inistalled. I am getting connection speeds of 11mbps on the wireless. My desktop that is directly hooked to the cable modem run lightning fast. On toast the speed level shows faster then anything. Being that I am new to wireless, is the 11 mbps a normal or good speed? When the wireless 1st connects to the router, it starts off around 25 mbps and then gradually drops down to 11.

Thanks for any info you can relay to me.

A:wireless router speed? What to expect.

11mbps is a huge amount of Speed. Think about it this way a T1 connection is on average but can go a bit higher 1mbps so technically you are getting speeds 10x the amount of a T1. Most of the time you will not usually use any speeds beyond the 11mbps unless playing high Graphical Games over a Lan or doing some serious File Copying.

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I put a Linksys Wireless 802.11g Router on my home network and got my laptop and computer both running on the Internet fine. I secured it with WPA, no problem. The problem is my Internet speed has suffered greatly. I ran netspeedz before connecting the router and was getting 16-17 Mbps for download speeds and after connecting the router I was getting 1.4-1.5 Mbps. I huge difference in speeds. The model number is WRT54GS Ver 7. If you need more information, please let me know what you need and I'll try to provide it.

Thank you for any help and support!

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Just a query about the speed of broadband I'm getting.

I'm in the UK and have an up to 8Mb connection with Pipex. I use a Netgear DG834 wireless router to connect.

The router identifies the downstream connection as 8128kbps and the upstream connection as 448kbps, which is what I think they both should be.

When I do a speed test online I get an average of about 348kbps for uploads - not too bad - but only about 956kbps for downloads.

Am I misinterpreting the figures, or am I losing a lot of speed between the router and PC? If so, is there any reason for this/way I can improve it?

Thanks in advance

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I currently have a linksys wrt54g router for many many years already.

My linksys wrt54g is still pretty good for my laptop that works good with the wireless. However, when i download something big. it rarely goes over 200kbps on the laptop to download something. But when i download something on my desktop it always goes at least 500kbps. Sometimes it goes 800kbps and 1mbps when downloading when im looking at the download speed when its downloading. I'm not sure if my letters are right with the kbps or mbps but i think you know what i mean.

Is this b/c my desktop is wired which is why download speed is so fast?

Also is it because my linksys router is a G router which is why it would never go like the speed of my desktop? I mean sometimes it does go 500kbps when downloading a big 100mb file but its rare and speed always goes back to between 100-200 kbps.

If one uses an N router on my laptop when downloading... would i see downloading speed go as fast as my desktop?

A:Wireless Router G vs N Speed Question

Your wired connection is not "g','n', etc, it is Ethernet & either 10 mbs, 100mbcs or gigabit. It will generally always be faster than wired. If your laptop uses 'g' wireless, a new router w/ 'n' wil not (necessarily) be faster.. the laptop will only work at 'n' speeds..
The speed, however can be affwected by distance, or obstacles(walls, appliances etc) between you and the router.
Also, check is the software on your router or laptop lets you use different channels in wireless. Using a less crwoded channel may help your performance. (if you have an android phone or tablet, there is an app that will tell you the best channel)


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I have TL-WR941ND router and it advertises 300Mbps wireless transfer rate, it says that in router settings also.

Here's my problem: I plug my computer via ethernet cable directly to the modem and I'm getting speeds of 20-30Mbps depending on time of day. (I use http://www.speedtest.net/ for speed tests.) Then, I unplug the ethernet and browse the internet via wifi from the router and the speed is cut in half or sometimes one-third. (There are no other computer or wireless devices online at the time.) Is there anyway I could keep the original speed? Some way to change it from the router settings??

Extra info: There are actually two routers between my computer and the modem. I tested the internet speed from the first router and it remains just as fast as the speed with direct connection to the modem. It's the second router that's the problem. We have a first router (from our phone company) because it allows us to plug a phone line (we use internet phone) into it, but the first router doesn't have wifi.

I was wondering if someone could help me speed up my connection through the second router.

A:increasing wireless speed on router

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I've had my belkin wireless router/adapter for a while now and it hasn't ever had a very good connection. the signal strength has been like less than 10%. Is there anything that I could do to boost the signal strength? I've tried moving the router around and the adapter around but to no prevail.

A:Belkin wireless Router connection speed

Gfunk200 said:

I've had my belkin wireless router/adapter for a while now and it hasn't ever had a very good connection. the signal strength has been like less than 10%. Is there anything that I could do to boost the signal strength? I've tried moving the router around and the adapter around but to no prevail.Click to expand...

I have Belkin WAP in my living room hidden on top of the Grandfather clock. Getting it up high helped a lot. The biggest help is keep anything, and every thing away from it no matter what it's made of. Anything in proximity of the antenna(s) will detune them and they will suffer for it. Some free ideas for improving antenna perfomance can be found here...freeantennas.com HTH

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I currently have one of the earliest models of the Linksys Access Point WAP 11 hooked up to my 4 port wired Linksys Router BEF which I use just for my laptop. I have cable intenet right now and am using Power Line adapters with my wired router for my other computers. However, I find them to be finicky with my new home's wiring though and they seem to break easily. I was thinking about going totally wireless. One problem is that my access point barely can put out a signal going up one story in my home. My question is should I put out about $30 buck for a used Linksys range booster or just get a new Wireless Router to use for all my computers. If so will the range be appreciatively better? What kind of speeds can I get? What router would give me the best bang for my buck? (I don't need anything super crazy over-the-top).

A:Best wireless router - range/speed/cost

I'm using a Netgear DG834PN Rangemax ADSL Modem/Router/Firewall which is supposed to provide better than standard range; perhaps this or the next generation of the same might meet your needs. (http://www.netgear.co.uk/rangemaxnext_wirelessbroadbandrouter_dg834n.php)



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So I move from a Linksys 802.11b to a Belkin 802.11g router. A new 'g' card for my notebook is on the way, so for now I'm still surfng at 'b' speed. Or so I hoped.

Things are actually loading slower on my browser. Almost choppy. And email is coming and going a bit slower. I guess I expected, at the very least, for things to run at the same speed as before (until the 'g' card arrives). Not so.

The new router has more options than the old router. Because I have firewall software on all my PCs I've tried turning of the router's built-in firewall. (The jury's still out on whether that helped. I think it did a tiny bit.)

So the question I have is: what various things -- common on today's wireless routers -- can I tweak / turn off from the admin panel?

A:Tune-up time: Need to speed up a wireless router

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Hi guys.....i recently brought the netgear wireless router and i connect it to the my wired network and after i complete successfully about the settings of netgear and after that i check the internet speed at speedtest it shows almost 2mbps download speed and 1.5 mbps upload speed but when i put the a file to download the speed only changes in between 60 - 70 kbps actually it gives 200 to 250 kbps but it doesn't.....i really tired my best get normal speed but i didn't got that....so please guys can any one gives the solution for this

A:is wireless router reducess the download speed?

Does the same file transfer speed occur with a wired connection? Please understand that Mbps (Mega bits per second) is NOT the same as MB/s (Mega bytes per second).

Based on what you say this would not add up however if the transfer rate was in bytes then this would be normal. When doing the file transfer are you downloading from the internet or transferring the file between two machines on your network? Transferring data between two machines on your network should give you a better understanding of what the speed of your wireless connection is.

8 bits in a byte

1024 bytes in a Kilobytes

1024 Kilobytes in a Megabyte

1024 Megabytes in a Gigabyte

2 Mbps = 2000 Kilobits per second

2000 / 8 = 250 Kilobytes per second transfer rate

(Where / is a divide)

Hope This Helps,

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hiya guys i just had to buy a new netgear router as my old dlink has died

its all set up fine but i cannot open webpages
i know from the past this is because i need to alter the speed in which the router talks to the computer (do not know the technical term lol )

but i cant remember how i do this

i need to do it twice once for xp and once on my vista laptop

i know with vista its via the run command

any help would be much appriciated

A:altering speed settings for my wireless router

no worries ive remembered its my MTU settings and how to do it

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Hi I'm Currently using a cable 10MB connection.

When i upgraded to 10MB connection MSN/WLM file transfers were extremly faster than ever before.

I got a wireless router
Netgear WGT624 108Mb 802.11g Wireless Cable/DSL Router


Now My PC isn't using a wireless connection, i have it wired.

PC ethernet
Ethernet port of wireless router(1 of 4 ports)
router port(WAN)
Cable Modem vai Ethernet again.
cable modem to Internet.

Now since then i've had very bad transfers on some occassions you get the message saying "experiencing a slow connection click here to fine out why."

Usually inicates your behind a firewall.

I Don't have the firewall enabled on My wireless router, i use only Windows XP SP2 built in Firewall.

Does anyone no of a way i can fix MSN/WLM transfers?

A:Slow MSN/WLM transfer Speed since wireless router installed.

You don't have to enable the firewall functionality in the router - it is inherent. You have to forward certain ports to your computer or enable UPnP to allow MSN active file transfers.

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I just installed my mom's wireless router for her. Long story short, it took six hours. Who knew that the only WEP key that would work correctly is the first of the four? Why even give me for if three of them don't work.

Anyway, I'm terribly concerned about this new fangled wireless internet. I have two Bellsouth Fastaccess DSL connections in my house. The one I'm posting from now is mine and a trip to dslreports.com tells me that I'm sitting pretty at a 2980kbps download speed. My upload speed is a meager 319kbps, but that's not what the problem here is.

My mom's DSL, post-wireless connection, is chugging along at about 150kbps down. That's awful. Her upload speed is fine, it's in the 290's. I checked her speed before I switched her over to wireless and it was going just fine at about 2900Kbps. I was using her connection for a long time because mine was accidentally cancelled by the geniuses at Bellsouth. And I never experienced terrible connection speeds.

Wireless isn't suppose to do this to a connection, right? Are there any settings I'm missing the resolve this issue? The icon in her system tray says that it's connected at like 54Mbps.

We've got two laptops and a printer on the wireless network. One laptop is running Windows 2000 and the other is running Windows Vista. The router is a "Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router" with.. get this.. "Speed Booster". It's 2.4Ghz, what... Read more

A:Wireless router downgrading my connection speed, any solutions?

If your devices aren't getting pretty old they should support the more secure WPA-PSK encryption. In my opinion it's also easier to use. All 4 WEP keys work, but "mix and match" doesn't work. Whatever you specify for key n in the router has to be specified for key n in any wireless adapters. I've used the first key and all four keys, but assume that you can use any one or combination you want.

Turbos and speedboosters and draft n are a little worrisome because they can do more harm than good if all devices don't match. Since you are having bandwidth problems I suggest setting everything to just use the standard 802.11g 54Mbps until you get things sorted out.

What download results are you getting on the other wireless laptop?

Make sure you have the latest wireless adapter drivers (from the laptop's manufacturer if integrated), that there are no other wireless networks in range on the same or close channel, and have the laptop in the same room as the router for testing.

Probably be worth checking to see if Linksys has a firmware upgrade for the router.

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I have a Belkin wireless router (F5D7230-4), a Buffalo Linkstation 250, and a new Dell Dimension 9100 with XP-home and plenty o' RAM. Everything mentioned is directly cabled together, with only 1 laptop sharing the wireless access.

EVERYTHING is fast--internet, processing, whatever--except transferring files to the Linkstation, which takes forever. 400 megs took 18 hours the other day (!). Furthermore, if I start to transfer a bunch of MP3s, the first 5 or 6 will FLY, but then it just grinds to a crawl. If I'm just browsing the contents of the Linkstation, the speed is fine; playing an MP3 directly from the drive works fine as well. And if I hook the Linkstation directly into my network card, it runs like greased lightning, so I assume it's a router issue.

All firmware is updated. No firewalls on. Protected mode is off. Frame bursting is on. NAT on. UPNP on.

Does anyone have ANY suggestions for me? I couldn't find any other posts that seemed to address my specific issue, and it's driving me nuts...! Thanks in advance!

A:Belkin wireless router + Buffalo Linkstation = slow speed

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I have a Road Runner cable connection, and I run it through a Linksys WRT54GS V7 wireless router. I routinely get 6Mbps down and ~700k up. For some reason, after around 24 hours or so, my speed and performance dips drastically. I get 2Mbps down, and I can't even start the upload speed tests. Latency goes way up. It's almost as if I'm suddenly behind a firewall. Unplugging the router and turning it back on solves the problem instantly -- for the next 24 hours or so.

What could explain this bizarre behavior?

A:If I don't reset my wireless router daily, my internet speed tanks

A possible virus or malware...

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i connect to the internet through a netgear wireless router. up until yesterday, i have had NO problems whatsoever with my connection or speed. however, yesterday and today, i have noticed an unbelievable slowdown in speed. i used to always consistantly get 54mbs, and now i only get 1mbs. there have been absolutely NO changes in service or any change in my computer configurations. what could be responsible for the dramatic decrease and how can it be fixed? i am baffled because it still says that i have a very good/ excellent signal strength connection, it's just the speed. i have not changed any of the router settings either. any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: wireless router speed decrease...from 54mbs to 1mbs

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It has been acting up big time in the last couple days. The speed (Mbps) fluncuates up and down, and constantly disconnects me. I have tried resetting the modem, but it will still do it after some time. I have the newest filmware. Why did it just start acting up now?

It has got to be the placement of the router. I have it in its own room on the same floor as my laptop, but its on a desk about 3 ft high. Perhaps on the ceiling?

A:Wireless router unable to hold high speed connection

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I just bought a new modem to replace the one I am renting from Comcast (Motorola SB6120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122009). I have been using an Encore (EHH-WI-G) 802.11g 54Mbps router.

I got everything hooked up last night and I noticed that when I was hooked up directly to the modem (ethernet), my internet was super fast. When I hooked up the wireless router and accessed the internet through it, my speed was noticeably slower. I used speedtest.net to see what my speeds were like:

Wired to modem: download 50+ Mbps (I don't know how in the world it read this high...I'm not even paying for these speeds from Comcast)

Wireless through router: download only around 5 Mbps

Can someone explain this to me? Is there a setting on my router that is restricting the speed in some way?

A:Internet speed - via wireless router (slow) vs. via modem (fast)

Have you tried downloading files in both wireless & wired what speed did u get in both modes.

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Hi, i just bought a Wireless Router today it is WRT54G2 model.

I have noticed everything is extremely slow, much slower then before.
My basic speed according to http://speedtest.net was 20-21 mb/s with a direct connection between modem and PC. Now with the router it has dropped to 4mb/s max.

Are wireless routers known to kill connection speeds this badly?

If not could you guys help me solve or give me any idea on how to adjust or correct this issue?

Any info/help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Linksys/Cisco Wireless Router Killing Internet Speed?

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hi i have had the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router for a while now and have had a tesco's 2.2mbs connection but i have just upgreaded to a tiscali 8mbs connection, i no i can get the full 8mbs speed through the supplied modem but am just wonederind if the Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router's buitl in modem is fast enogh to get the full 8mps or if it wil run slower. would be great to no i was just wondering


There THe belkin modem/gateway shouldnt limit your speed capabilities. You should be able to find the speed listed inside the modem's status page. To do this..
Click start>run>In run type CMD
In the black window type IPCONFIG and then enter. Note down your default gateway.
Open a browser window and enter the gateway's address into it. Click go
This should take you to your gateways graphical user interface.
Look for a status tab or see if it lists connection speeds on the general page.

Also you can test speeds at different sites. Google search broadband speed test and choose 1 of the millions of sites

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Hi, i am running tiscali 100mbps through a 3com router and wireless adaptor (56Mbps) but on both machines i only seem to get about 30-40Mbps (at once not together) is there any way i can check what the limit truly is? and any programs available to tweak the performance?

A:Tiscali 100Mbps +Router &wireless adaptor. Any speed tweaks or tests?

Which Tiscali service is this? I can only find 512kbps, 1mbps and 2mbps services on the Tiscali site.
You could try out the speed test facility on http://www.dslreports.com/stest. There's also tweaking tips/software on the same site.

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my speed test shows this result but my download speed is very low for some reason. its around 100kb/s-200kb/s only. can any1 tell me why is that?


A:My download speed is low for some reason

See I don't use DSLReports to tell me what my download and upload speeds are? speedtest.net pretty good. speedtest.comcast.net has one too. Speakeasy also.

Remember if your testing in the day the speed will be not the same at 3am.

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Hey, i recently removed my CPU fan/heatsink setup in order to give in a clean from dust. This was due to the noise comming from it. It used to race at 4000RPM + and was noisy so i decided to clean it out.

Took it off, cleaned it, installed in back again and its running much quieter, however, now its running at a top speed of 2700RPM and the cpu tempature is averaging at 63*c.

Before i cleaned it out it ran at around 43*C at 3000-4000RPM. Im using speedfan to measure speeds and tempatures. Now for the info.

The CPU fan is a

Intel C33218-003 Fan/heatsink

I was wondering if anyone knew how i could get the RPM up a bit to cool the CPU down again. i hate seeing the flame logo beside the tempature on speedfan.


A:CPU fan speed Reduced for some reason

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I have windows7(x64) , and when i browse the internet , i get supper slow speed , i had some google searches on it and i found it has to do something with the firmware , upgrading the routers firmware version , i had to go to the manufacturers website and download the latest version . I did , i downloaded the file now , to upgrade to version i have to enter the routers ip adress on the adress bar on my internet explorer enter the username and password , and then upgrade. I got everything from the above , Im just saying all this stuff for other users who may have same problem to know what to do. Now what i want to know , when i will upgrade the version i will have to close any device in my flat , that has an wifi access? and connect to the router through a lan cable and install? do i have to close the internet to do that , when using the lan cable? it's a yellow cable i heard people saying u need to do that with an ethernet cable , idk the differences. So am i right? WILL THIS SOLVE MY ULTRA SLOW SPEED? i know that is slow cause on my laptop ( windows vista x32 ) i was getting very fast speed and some files i was downloading i was getting 1.09 mbps , on my w7 im getting max 900 ( and thats very rare!) so plz help

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 slow speed, firmware reason?

See if same conditions exist in SAFEMODE w/ Networking - tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

See what speedtest says - Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


A:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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Hi y'all.
I am experiencing a lot of blue screens a day.
I've updated all drivers without success.
But it only crashes when I'm connected to the internet
we've had very much issues with this router in the past,
but we're getting fiber internet soon.

But is it even possible, a (not properly working) router to be the cause of BSods? It happens to my dad's win7 laptop sometimes, too. (even at the same time, once)
I didn't experience such problems with my previous computer, but that was Win-XP.

A:Router possible reason for many, many BSODS?

Quote: Originally Posted by DennisS

Hi y'all.
I am experiencing a lot of blue screens a day.
I've updated all drivers without success.
But it only crashes when I'm connected to the internet
we've had very much issues with this router in the past,
but we're getting fiber internet soon.

But is it even possible, a (not properly working) router to be the cause of BSods? It happens to my dad's win7 laptop sometimes, too. (even at the same time, once)
I didn't experience such problems with my previous computer, but that was Win-XP.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and which one was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
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Hi there,

My computer has been running slow for few months now despite having a high speed internet connection. I have tried to fix it by having its set up changed. It didn't fix the problem. It was working fine but one day it suddenly started running slow. At first I thought it must be a problem with the servers of my network provider but that wasn't the case. I've called the cable company to check several times but they said other users were able to use internet in full speed without any problem. I noticed the problem by trying to watch videos from various websites and after this problem occurred, they started loading super, super slowly. It has gotten to a point that I can no longer watch TV shows, movies, and other videos. The only video website that works is YouTube and even that doesn't function completely normally. Only most YouTube videos work without getting stuck too much. Another thing which I must mention is that quite often the internet cuts off in midst of browsing sessions and it doesn't reconnect without restarting the computer. My computer is a Dell laptop pc with Intel core i5 processor. I suspect that maybe my LAN card has worn out and it needs to be replaced. Although, I have been told by some computer technicians to not to do so. But they weren't able to give me any solutions. So here are my questions:

1. Should I get my LAN card changed?
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A:Computer running slow despite having a high speed internet connection for some reason

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Is there a difference b/w a wireless router that will hok up to a broadband modem connection and one that will link to a cable modem connection ?

I was planning to buy the linksys wrt 54gs but i have a broadband modem which connects to the telephone jack at one end and to the rj45 jack on my notebook for which i also need to buy a nic card. is that the correct one to buy ?

Thanks !

A:Solved: Diff b/w wireless bb router and a wireless cable router

Yes. The key is the RJ-45 on the modem; you need a broadband router with a WAN ethernet port. That model will do fine. And you'll then connect the laptop to the router via wireless or a straight ethernet cable. You may need a cross over cable to go between the router and the modem.

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Ok lets get this started.

How you doing? Good? Great, glad to hear it.
How am i doing you ask? mmmm... at the moment... im a sad panda.

Now to the topic at hand.

Short version:
Im attempting to share my pc's usb wireless internet connection with a wireless router connected through my pc'sEthernet port. Is this even remotely doable?? I have done so much searching in the past few days that im starting to feel like im the only person in the english speaking world to have every attempted such thing. Hence.. the sad panda reference.

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

Short version:
Im broke and cant afford new equipment or even a used repeater. At least for the time being and probably for a while with xmass on the way.

The setup.

My friend lives across the street. We decided about a year ago that there was no real reason for us both to be paying for a 25mbs connection when we could split the bill and one of us could just use my self build usb wireless antenna. We both only have one computer so the setup was perfect.

The problem that has decided to show its ugly face is that another friend of mine is giving me his old droid. The cell phone not an actual android. At&t being the wonderful company that they are would like to charge me 25$ a month for 2g of internet access. This is when the cheep wad in me slammed the brakes and said, "no way dude, you dont even pay that much for unlimited 25mbs cable internet".

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A:modem -> wireless router 1 -> pc -> cat5 -> wireless router? sad panda

Since we don't support sharing neighbor's wireless, we also don't help with problems trying to expand on that connection. Note that sharing like this is against the terms of service for your ISP. Think of it as stealing the monthly rental from the ISP.


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Hi, My question is in regards to not being able to connect to the internet using my NETGEAR router.

Here is some background; I replaced my old netgear router (which was old and died out on me) a few weeks ago with A NETGEAR Range Max Duo Wirless-N Router WNDR3300. It worked fine. Then last week I replaced my old computer with a new HP computer. I connected the router to it, and it worked fine for about 7-8 days I had the new comp. Yesterday for no apparent reason the Router dosent go online anymore. (i didnt change or install any new software). At first I assumed it had to be the cable line, so I called my Cable provider and they weren't able to read the router...however when the cable was directly hooked up to the computer I could go online. I then looked through the Net Gear Manule and tried all the trouble shooting steps for getting online inlcuding resetting my router to its deafults and non of it worked. I know its the internet because that its the only light on my router that is blinking orange, all the other lights are a solid green.

The Specs of My Comp Are:
HP Pavilion Elite
AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core
8 Gigs or Ram

A:New Router Stops Working For No Apparent Reason

Hi:Welcome to TSG.
Just a brain check.When you reset your router,did you hold the button down for at least 15 seconds?

If so,here is some diagnostic info that would be helpful.
Make and model of modem
Name of ISP

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Also,if this si a mutiport router,did you try another lan port on the router?

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HI, All

The issue was really puzzled me. My WD portable HDD (1.5T) was attached to an USB port of my Asus RT-N66U router, Samba file sharing is enabled using the same workgroup name.

I had 2 computers, one is WinXP desktop, one is Lenovo T500 (Win7 64bits Pro) laptop. There are 2 VMs (WinXP and Win7 Ultimate 32bits) were installed and hosted by Win7 64bits Pro. All these computers were connecting to this router under same subnet 192.168.1.x.

My WinXP desktop computer can access the WD drive via \\ without issue, My VM (WinXP) can acccss the drive without issue too (via \\

The odd thing is my Win7 64bits Pro that hosts the VMs can't access the hdd, typing \\192.1681.1, I got 'Window cannot access \\, Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. ....', but I can ping with no problem.

try another Win7 VM, it can't access the HDD either, got the same error message.

so all Win7s can NOT access the network HDD. while all WinXPs can access it without any issue. so what could be the reason that prevent Win7 from accessing router's USB HDD?



A:What could be the reason prevent win7 from accessing router's USB HDD

Got it working: the Workstation service need to be turned on.

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I'm looking to buying a wireless router. My desktop however will be directly pluged into the router. So will my download speed etc... be faster on the draft N rather then then the G? or will they both be the same exact speed?

A:Wired speed on wireless network G and N...any speed difference?

depends on what models your looking at. If they are both 10/100 then you should get the same wired performance from both animals.

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Hey guys and gals so I ran into another problem when trying to improve my internet connection. I am now noticing that my wired connection is actually slower than my wireless connection to my PC via the PCI-E WLAN. The cable is a CAT 7 20 feet... on speedtest it's showing 56mbps downstream whereass wireless is around 118mbps. So i have 2 1/2 questions... appreciate any help and expertise you can share with me.
1.) Can I upgrade my ethernet connection? 
2.) Should I upgrade my ethernet to a gigabyte connection? Will it be worth it?

A:My Ethernet speed is slower than my Wireless Speed

I have a Dell XPS 435t/9000

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Recently I purchased a new wireless N router, and have moved the older wireless G router downstairs, where I hope to be able bridge a connection between the two. Google results, ironically enough, have suggested Googling instructions on setting such a thing up.

Connected to this computer (which is upstairs) is the new one, a Belkin Wireless N model no. F5D8236-4 Version 1. Downstairs the the old Linksys Wireless G model no. WRT54GS Version 6. I have a friend who works a lot with networking, who is skeptical of the idea, but Googling it has returned hope that it is possible. The main dispute is how.

Here's the setup: This computer is wired to the Belkin router, which is wired into the modem and is also currently hosting the house's wireless network. The Linksys is downstairs wired only to my Xbox 360. My attempts at even trying to find where to configure these routers have proved pathetic, so I've been driven here.

Could this work, and will it work with these two routers? If so, how do I go about it?

A:Solved: Wireless Router to Wireless Router Connection?

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I have a Netgear WGR614 v6 wireless router and a Westell VersaLink Model 327W modem/wireless router. What I want to do is use one of them to pick up signal from the other and use it as a wired router since my comps don't have wireless cards in them. Basically I would be using one of them as the wireless card and running ethernet cable to the comps from there. Is this possible, and if so how? I'm doing this because the connection point in the house is too far from where I want to put my computer. I am **not** trying to steal someone elses signal.

Very precise step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Using wireless router to pick up signal from another wireless router

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I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility( it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.


A:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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Hi All,

I keep having a problem with my wireless, and I don't know what to do. It seems that my wireless will be working fine (wireless G) at 54mbps, then it will randomly drop down to 48 or 36, etc and stop working, and I really don't know why. The signal strength is always excellent, but the speed drops. What is it?

Wireless Card - belkin Wireless G
Router: wrt54g version 3
OS: Windows XP Pro

I'd appreciate any help, as this is driving me nuts!


A:Wireless cuts out for no reason

Make sure you got the latest firmware for that card
Make sure you have the card set to performance or just G not G/B mix mode
Make sure you turn off any Power saving features and have the card at 100%Just to let you know those Belkin do drop between 30 to 54G, I have 4 of those cards.

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The title says it all .
Any ideas what would cause this .
Its very annoying .
Also when my wireless is connected it causes problems with the audio .
Help please

A:Wireless disconnects for no reason .

Hi wayne123,

I would reccommend re-installing or updating your wireless card's driver, as a first step.

You can do this through the Device Manager.

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Don't be the like these people in this story who had shared out their WiFi passphrase. This should scare everyone who hasn't secured their wireless networks or are sharing out their Internet service to friends/neighbors/etc.


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