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Wireless broadband v slow during peak hours; ethernet unaffected

Q: Wireless broadband v slow during peak hours; ethernet unaffected

I am currently with Virgin Broadband in the UK which supply up to 50Mbps. During non-peak I get 50 Mbps through the ethernet and about 20Mbps on my laptop through a wireless connection to my router which is fine...

The problem is that during peak times, I get a speed of less than 7/8Mbps through my wireless connection which I feel is unfair considering I am paying for up to 50Mbps. (A connection via ethernet only drops by 4-5 Mbps to 45Mbps).

Should this be happening? I don't understand how the increase in demand during peak times should affect my ethernet and wireless connection differently. If anyone has a solution I would be very grateful.

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A: Wireless broadband v slow during peak hours; ethernet unaffected

Assuming that you run an encrypted wireless connection and changed the login and password for your router, just check how many wireless networks you can see in your connection manager during the peak hours vs normal hours. You may be just suffering from interference from the neighboring networks. In non-peak hours all of those routers around you are just broadcasting their network names, thus taking little bandwidth. In peak hour the information traffic between the routers and computers connected to them picks up and creates interference.

If you see a lot of networks around, get some free software, such as Net Stumbler, that would allow you to see what channels those networks operate on and select an unoccupied (or less occupied) channel in your router.

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I like playing Team Fortress 2 but I only get decent latency (~50 ms) outside peak hours (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), at these hours my latency goes up to 400 ms. I'm wondering if is this is a problem inherent to dsl infrastructure or is it that my isp is worse than average. In Mexico City there are only about 3 internet service providers, Prodigy Infinitum from the country's telecomunications giant(and a monopoly) Telmex is the one I use.
Of course most of their clients use the internet for sending emails and web browsing so I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't care for providing a decent service for gamers.
How does everyone's isp perform for gaming?

A:High latency at peak hours

Most ISP's have you on a system with a lot of other users in your neighborhood. What you report is typical. You provider will provide you high speed and bandwidth at an increased price, and then this problem will go away.
We have performed a lot of work in Mexico City and certainly found a great number of providers... not just three... have you talked to repair services in your part of the city.
I do know that the costs are extremely high for service and support, compared to the USofA

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So I moved in December to a very small town. I got Cass Communications cable internet 15mb dl for $100 a month which is a terrible price for the speed but it's the best I got here. It was very very consistent internet, always right around 15-17 speeds with no packet loss and was great for gaming/streaming. Well now they have doubled the speeds to 30mb dl and it's great during the day when no ones using it but come 8 pm central it is absolute garbage. Without fail at night it slows to a crawl.

I don't know what to do at this point. I have contacted their tech guy and told him and he said their were some noise issues or something and that it should be better but it's not. From 8 till 12 am it's useless, streams buffer and gaming is impossible since your ping is about triple what you're used to and fluctuates so much you can't even tell what's happening in multiplayer. I have contacted him again asking him what we can do to fix this and he said "Your modem is on probation so we can look at it" or something and now he's ignoring anymore emails i've sent. The only other option I have is a 6mb DSL service that's pure crap too. Is their anything I can do?

A:Internet terrible during peak hours since upgrade!

I don't understand what "modem is on probation" means. If it is your modem then investigate to see if it is a problem. Is it DOCSIS 1, 2 or 3? I'm not sure what the actual maximum downloads for those specs are (you can look them up on the web), but an old (five years or more) or DOCSIS 1 modem may well be the issue. If it is the ISP's modem then you need to get them to investigate/solve any modem issue.

Otherwise there is nothing you can do except keep pestering your ISP. Speaking from the experience of having ISP issues for months and months (now working fine for three months) use various channels. In addition to calling there may be (sometimes difficult to find) ways to chat or email. If you don't get anywhere with a given chat session try again the next day because the rep will almost guaranteed be somebody different.

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Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to look at this post. Anyway, I'll get right to the chase, just recently I have purchased the Motorola SB5120 modem and the Linksys WRT546 router, the reason being is because my old modem was extremely out-dated and we needed an easier way to connect my two other computers. All has been working fine until this past week or so, and it seems that my modem just likes to go into a standby state, by itself, from 11 a.m. until 8-9 p.m. central. This will occur regularly about every 5 minutes to an hour for the entire day, the "standby" mode will last for only about 10 seconds, usually just long enough to kick me off from whatever I may be doing at the time. The modem says its working fine though, and even the Cox guy said it was running at optimal performance. At first I believed it to be just some minor difficulties with the network I setup for my family, but that wasn't the case. I've tried resetting everything and just starting from scratch but nothing works. We called the Cox Support team, again, and again, I was told to reset everything. If anyone has any solutions, please let me know. Thank you.
-Silent Reyn​

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I'm a bit confused about my broadband speed. When I connect from my router to my PC using Ethernet I get speeds of 40Mbps but when I connect using wireless only 20Mbs. When I check the network connection using internet options it tells me the wireless speed is 56Mbps.

Can anyone tell why there is such a large difference and whether the wireless speed can be improved?

A:Wireless versus Ethernet Broadband

Hi It is normal for Wireless to be slower than the Lan Connection ... Though i have to admit your Wireless does seem to be under performing ... Which type of Adapter are you using ? ... There could be many causes for your slower speed including your ISP ... Read the Link below see if that is any Help ...
Broadband Speed Checker - How to improve wireless broadband speed

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I'm pretty much a novice at doing this networking stuff, so I would be glad if I could get some help. I want to directly wire the router into my computer and bought a ethernet cable. I connected the cable to my router and computer and it doesn't work. Do I need a driver..I have reformatted my computer before and have installed the ethernet card again(or at least I think I did). Anybody have step by step information to get this to work? If so, please do tell. Thanks!

A:Help! How do you connect(with ethernet) a Wireless-B Broadband Adapter to a computer?

Please clarify. So you don't want to use the wireless feature of your router but rather use one on the wired ethernet ports on the router correct? So you've connected an Ethernet cable between one of your routers available ports and the Ethernet card installed in your PC correct?

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I have 1MB wireless broadband which i recieve from a d-link 614+ router (connected by ethernet cable to a cable modem). The router has 4 ethernet ports on it.

Sometimes my wireless connection keeps dropping like every 2 minutes, so i bought a 25m ethernet cable to connect my pc to the router so i could have a stable intenet connection. This method used to work fine until recently - for some reason, now, it only goes at 2kbytes/s when connected by cable. I have no idea what this is, can anyone help?

I thought the cable might have been screwed, so i bought a brand new one - but still have the same problem. I tried connecting the cable to another pc in the house and it works on that one (although sometimes there's a delay when opening web pages).

Also, i tried connecting my pc direct to the cable modem (without any use of the router) and when i do this the internet fails to work completley.


A:Broadband extremely slow with ethernet cable

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I’m running XP, service pack 3 (long story, but I need legacy software that doesn’t run on newer platforms) with 3GB of RAM on an Intel 3GHz chip.
Most computer functions like internet downloads and search functions are operating at usual speeds but, suddenly as of 3-4 days ago, the CPU intensive recalculation of a very complex spreadsheet that’s my primary work has jumped from about 82 seconds, where it’s been for several years, to about 127 seconds. I’ve closed all other programs, stopped searchindexer.exe and gotten to where less than 4% of the CPU is used before recalculating. During recalc it only gets up to 56% of CPU.
Would anyone have any thoughts? I haven’t installed any new software in a long time and Malwarebytes and visur scans aren’t finding anything. I’ve always kept start up programs to absolute minimum and have also defragged the hard drive and sun checkdisk.  I don’t use Adware or Spyware. 
'tis a puzzlement.
Thank you.

A:Slow spreadsheet recalc while other processes unaffected.

Damaged Office files might do that.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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Hey guys,
About 4-5 days ago, the internet on the gaming PC I built about 6 months ago started becoming really slow.  I remember doing a trial on speedtest.net right after I built it, and I got something like 25mbps down and 5 mbps up.  I tested it again after it started acting slow, and I got a shocking 0.5 mbps down (yes, zero point five) and 5 mbps up.  To compare these results, I ran speedtest on my macbook pro, from the exact same room in my house and I got something like 26mbps down and 6 mbps up.  Both the PC and the mac are using 802.11n. 
I had no idea what was going on, I tried switching to google DNS, but it didn't help at all.  So out of frustration I decided to reformat, thinking it might be some sort of malware.  After the reformat, I'm getting speeds around 2-5mbps down and 2-4mbps up.  I'm absolutely puzzled.  Any suggestions?

A:PC's internet suddenly acting slow, laptop unaffected

i had this same issue. maybe try a new router. after i got a new router everything seemed fine.

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Hi all,
So I have an old Gateway desktop that nobody uses anymore so i thought i would install ubuntu on it. I wiped the hard drive and installed the latest ubuntu and all was fine and dandy. But i got tired of the lack of support linux has for many Windows-only programs so i decided to switch back. I made a bootable flash drive with windows 7 home premium x64 on it, and went through the install process. Everything worked fine, but one day the computer took 15 minutes to boot up (it was hanging on the "welcome" screen) and was INCREDIBLY slow to use once it booted. Of course I tried to reboot and i even rebooted into safe mode but the result was the same. Since i didnt really have anything important on the computer i just decided to wipe it again and reinstall windows. I went through the install process, but when i got to the screen that says "windows setup is preparing your computer for first use" it hangs and ive given it hours but it does not change. I thought maybe my hard drive might have gone kaputz, but when i wiped the drive YET AGAIN and installed ubuntu, it ran normally with my normal boot time of around 45 seconds or so. Is it a problem with windows only then? It doesnt seem to be the hard drive but does anyone have some insight as to why this is happening? I really want to get windows back on there and have it usuable so any help that you can give would be great. I apologize if i am not clear on something I am somewhat experienced with OS's b... Read more

A:Extremely Slow boot time on windows only, ubuntu unaffected

Ok so I attempted to install Windows again and this time I continued to wait and I got to the desktop finally. But now the desktop is very unresponsive. It took maybe 20 seconds for the start menu to open when I clicked on it, and control panel seems to be taking over a minute to open. I will have a look at the bios and see if anything is amiss but I really am lost.

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I have found a few people with similar problems after extensive searching but nothing I have tried has worked so far.
I recently built a new PC from scratch, and installed Vista 32, which I am still getting to grips with. Everything works fine except the wireless connection drops seemingly at random about 1-3 times a day.

When it disconnects there are no wireless networks availible to connect to (there are usually 4 different networks in the list), and I have to disable and enable wireless networking on the network connections screen.

When I initially set up the computer i had a lot of trouble getting the wireless to work at all due to interference between the asus wifi software and vista. In order to get it to work I manually installed the drivers from the realtek website.

Other computers connected to the network are unaffected by the drop outs, including my XP laptop which I have right next to the computer.

Connection strength and internet speed is fine when it actually works.
All the software I am running is pretty much the same as on my XP laptop, so I can't think of any problems there.

I have tried numerous wireless channels, changing from b/g to g only, resetting the router, and reinstalling the wifi drivers several times. powersaving has been disabled for the wifi card also.

One thing that is a little perculiar is that, even though the wireless adapter is part of the motherboard, it appears as a usb2.0 device in the "safely remove hardware" lis... Read more

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My question is regarding our needs for a router/routers.

Our current setup consists of an ethernet broadband router (where everything plugs in) in the "main box" that holds all of the wiring that then goes throughout the house into the bedrooms/den/kitchen desk via cat 5 wiring.

At each of those room locations you can then plug into the wall (cat5) for internet/phone/etc. We have many items that use wifi (iphone, tablets, roku and laptops) so we have plugged a wireless router into the cat 5 jack in the den, then plugged the desktop computer in that room into the wireless router. The rest of the items are used wirelessly throughout the house.

Well our broadband router up in the "main box" we think is going bad (guess is its 8 yrs old). Our internet lately has been patchy, slow and needing to be reset often. Upon speaking with our ISP, they say the connection to the dish on the deck from their tower on the neighboring hillside is "excellent", so we are thinking it must be the router installed when the home was built.

My husband logs on to his work computer from home with gotomypc.com and works on (enormous) spreadsheets, so we need speeds to be fast to keep his sanity. Our current service is 4mbps.

Now my questions finally, 1) do we need the 2 routers i.e. the broadband router in the "main box" with a wireless router in the den or can we do everything we need with one router in the "main box"? The "main box" is ... Read more

A:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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Hi I am running Windows XP SP2 and have a adsl broadband with a Belkin wireless modem/router. I have just bought a Peak Wireless Network Camera (model 3531CLPK330W) which has an inbuilt web server which can feed a video stream to the internet without needing an attached pc. You just configure it with the pc after connection to the router and then let it get on with sending out video irrespective of if the pc is on or not. The stream can be viewed on any web browser with Active X or java.

OK, I can connect it fine to my network, the router assigns it an IP number and I can view video fine on any machine within my network of 4 pc's. At present, for example my main pc has network IP number and the netcam My ISP IP number (Dynamically assigned) at this time is

I have asked various people online to check the camera's IP number but (not suprisingly being a number on my network) they cannot see it. As I say, it works just fine within my network.

The netcam is configurable vis web browser controls and has various options regarding TCP numbers etc that I am reluctant to interfere with until I have a better idea what I am doing.

Can anyone advise me how to configure the netcam so it can be accessed from the internet?

Many thanks

A:Peak Wireless SOHO Netcam problem

Is your Web IP address (sometimes also called WAN IP, external IP, etc), i.e NOT the 192.168.. IP address a static or a dynamic IP address? You'll have signed up for one or the other with your ISP.

I suspect it is the latter; thus from time to time (the frequency depending on your ISP) it will change, hence the name(!), and your external users will have difficulty accessing your webcam.

Your either obtain a static IP from your ISP, these tend to cost a couple of quid more per month, or you can stick with the dynamic IP address, but you can sign up to a Dynamic DNS service. This will allow you to obtain a name for your site/webcam (e.g. fred.domain.com or whgatever) and the DynDNS serivce will keep your name current with your dynamic IP. You will find that www.dyndns.com, or www.no-ip.com (to name but two, there are many others) offer a basic free service that may meet your needs. You'll need to run a little program on either your router or a PC on your LAN that periodically notifies the DynDNS service when the WAN IP changes: some routers have such software as standard, or your can check your DynDNS providers site as they often provide such software for download.

Your friends need never beinformaed of the WAN IP numbers; you just tell them the memorable name you configured up with the DynDNS provider.

The 192.168... are private LAN addresses and are not routable over the Internet.

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I have had the Windows 7 32-bit RTM for just over a day and find the Aero Peak too slow to display the thumbnail images.

My computer is quick, with 2.2 Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 8600m 256MB DDR3, so clearly my laptop isn't the problem. It takes about 1 second to display the thumbnails, I think that's way too slow.

1. How can I make it display thumbnails quicker? Which speed do you recommend?

2. Will changing the speed increase memory usage of Windows processes?



A:Windows 7 Aero Peak Too Slow! Help!

Mouse Hover Time - Change

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For 2 years I have managed my wireless Peak router from XP Home. I have just purchased a Tosh sat pro L300-11d, dual core 2Gb mem etc running Vista home premium.

When I try to connect from IE7 under Vista, the router resets and terminates all connections. It does eventually connect to the roter login screen if I leave it long enough.

I was hoping the new machine would replace my XP but it is looking increasingl like XP is staying untill 2014!

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Hope I'm posting in the right place. Because we have poor internet coverage we use 4G for internet provision, but this means that the allowance is capped at 30GB a month. This has been ok until just recently when the allowance is suddenly used up literally overnight when the computer is unattended. we've run checks for malware, viruses etc and come back with nothing. There are 4 computers on the network and we've pinned it down to the one computer - leave it switched off and no allowance is used. It's not viable to leave it continually switched off though - and it's used allowance when it's been stood unattended during the day. Has anyone any suggestions - I've spent hours looking on the internet but can't find any help.

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New Gateway MX6442 Notebook w/wireless networking and, also, Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop w/external DSL broadband connection, laptop runs WinXP Pro, desktop runs Win XP Home. Can they share the internet connection or not? Can they share anti-virus software from Norton? I need some feedback, thanks.


A:Wireless laptop & Broadband Desktop-share Broadband connection?

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Hi, I am using the Actiontec MI-424WR or MI424WR router that I am provided by verizon. My service provides 15 Mbps down 2 Mbps up. When I first got the service earlier this month tests done at speakeasy showed 15/1.7 which was normal. The past week or so, my connection has deteriorated to being now about 300-700k/1.7. I still get full upload speed, but I don't get anywhere near the download speed I should be getting. My mother's computer which is on a wireless connection gets 10 mbps which is good for wireless. I have also put a wireless card in my laptop which gets 10 mbps also. I still can figure out though why a wired connection would have issues. I tried searching all the help forums, but I cant find an answer. I am not sure whether its my laptop's ethernet port or the router's ethernet, I have checked all 4 ports on the router.


A:Ethernet connection slow, wireless is fine

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Just wondering if you could help me! I am thinking about purchasing a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, and i was just wondering if a tiscali broadband modem (a sagem one) would have the correct cable to connect it to the back of the router. PLEASE HELP ME!!! LOL

A:Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router and Tiscali Broadband

If you have a model number, we could probably help. Do you know if the modem is USB or Ethernet? USB is not compatible with a broadband router, Ethernet is compatible.

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Hi everyone. Retrospective thankyous to everyone who helps on this site. I have learnt a lot over the years.

In live in a small town in Western Australia and the only way we can receive broadband is with one provider and a square dish on our rooves which is then connected to our computers via an ethernet cable.

That cable is then connected to my computer through my ethernet port.

When the installers came yesterday (we have been waiting for nearly a year) they were able to receive broadband at this location with their laptops. But my ethernet port didn't seem to want to act like it could connect. I did a check on it and was told by my computer that the device is working properly, although it also said it was unplugged. I thought perhaps it wasn't working properly and bought and installed another one. I get told the same thing for that one.

I have enabled both of them, then one, then the other etc. But it still won't work.

I am using my dialup connection for this post, thank goodness I haven't cancelled it yet

The card that came with my computer is Intel(R) PRO/100 VE network conne and the one I installed but have now removed is D-Link Express Ethernetwork DFE-528TX PCI adapter.

Not sure why it won't work - any ideas??

Thanks all

A:Broadband - Ethernet

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I am using broadband connection via ethernet port.whenever i plug in power cable to my laptop internet discoonect and i am trying to reconnect but shows erorr message.again if i unplug charging of my notebook and then trying to connect ,it get connected. i tried usb port to connect pc to modem but same problem exist.please give me solution. during charging of notebook  i am unable use internet. 

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D-Link How do I configure both my Pc`s to work on the web at same time. I have fast cable service from sbcglobal. I dont know if this is enough info, but can anyone help me out. Thank You : XP Home-OS

A:Ethernet Broadband Router

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Hi all --

My first post on this forum* so hopefully I give enough info to help solve my problem.

I just upgraded my HTPC and so built my first Windows 7 PC (never had a need to upgrade from XP, believe it or not). So far I am quite impressed but I am having a number of issues with power management. I'd love some help tying all these together so I'll start at the beginning.

I've had the machine running for two weeks now. It's an Intel DH77DF mobo, all the newest drivers on it, fresh from Intel's site. At first I noticed the keyboard would become unresponsive after a while -- not even the lights for caps/num lock would turn on (MS Wired Keyboard 600). So I figured it was shutting off the USB ports and so I went into Device Manager and hit the properties for all USB ports and unchecked allowing Windows to shut them off to save power. I then went to power management and turned it on to maximum performance.

Next morning, I wake up and go to hit the PC to put on some music and the keyboard is unresponsive again. (Aside: I have two keyboards connected, the MS one mentioned earlier and a Logitech diNovo Mini for HTPC stuff. There's also an old MS wired mouse attached (which has never lost power, oddly enough).) I restart to bring the keyboard back around -- because unplugging it and putting it in any USB port won't bring it back -- and when I restart, it takes FOREVER. I'm talking 15-20 minutes (when boot after POST takes like 30 seconds). The restart eventually craps out... Read more

A:USB/ethernet turns off after several hours with Intel DH77DF

Best advice: Boot into the Intel DH77DF Bios. Load "Optimized Defaults". Search through the Bios (or the motherboard manual for USB related options) Enable the USB bios options you require. Save. Exit. Done......

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I have got a Broadband connection downstairs. In my PC I have got a USB Datacard connection.
Recently the guys downstairs got a Wi-Fi modem (D-Link). I setup a method of using my android as a wi-fi receiver and use it on my PC. It works well.

Now the issue is, how do I use both connections together?
For example, lets say I am connected on the USB datacard. When I connect the phone, it then sort of 'over-writes' itself onto the current network, and the previously attached USB datacard I was using is completely ignored for any network activity.

Example 2: Steam is running. Now when I connect my phone, it logs off and logs on, that means its switching over to the other fresh network I just connected. Same for any ongoing downloads.

In the network adapter settings, The Wifi shows up as ethernet connection ,and the USB datacard shows up as Dial-up. When I try to bridge the connections, it doesn't work. The option of bridging only appears when I right click the wi-fi connection.

Is it not possible to have the USB datacard (dial up) and ethernet connection(broadband) be bridged together? Or is this a Windows 7 technical limitation?

I hope I made myself clear.

A:Running a USB Datacard and Ethernet broadband together.

Not a limitation of Windows but a general limitation of fundamental network connectivity. The thread below may give you some possible alternatives for you.

force programs to connect through specific network?

Hope this helps,

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Hi folks, i just got a broadband connection via an ethernet cable but keep reading routers are essential for security, i never use wireless so what kind of router do i need for best security. I also never have anything else using my connection , it's always just me.


A:Just got broadband on laptop, why do i need a router? i use ethernet

You may already have a combination modem/router provided by your ISP. If so, nothing else is needed. I have AT&T service and they furnished this:

Amazon.com : AT&T 2701HG-B 2Wire Wireless Gateway DSL Router Modem : Computers & Accessories

The owner instructions should let you configure the modem/router for optimum security. Again, using AT&T as the example, I can go into my modem/router and access this:

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hi all

i have always had my modem connected to my pc with a usb cable, but a collaegue told me that if i switch to ethernet i might experience a faster connection, so he gave me an ethernet cable...

currently both the usb and ethernet cables are connected to my modem and pc, but when i unplug the usb, i cannot access any web pages, or sign into aim, etc... i dont have a clue what to do
i have tried disabling the usb connection and entering the ip, subnet, default gateway etc into the ethernet connection fields, AND have asked it to find the ip address automatically but neither of these have worked

do i need to contact my isp or is there something i can do myself? (their customer service is appalling so i'd really rather not have to call them...)

i'm running xp btw

thanks in advance

A:switching broadband modem from usb to ethernet?

Try unplugging your cable modem for about a minute and then plug it back it.

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?

A:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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Ok yall, new issue. I am finishing up on the network that I have been working on for weeks. I am on the last computer for the business. I have been going through and taking out all the programs that are not suppose to be there. Now my problem is, ever since I started on the last computer, the broadband connection to the computer is being sent through the dial up and vpn section of the network. keeps jumping back and forth from connected to not connected and I have uninstalled the nvidia 10/100 mbps ethernet controller and it still is doing the same thing. If anyone has an idea what is going help out please.

A:Computer, and Ethernet Cable (broadband Connection)

I have done a complete clean on the system and still have not been able to fix the problem with the Ethernet port. Cleaned all the disk drives and fragmented all the drives and again still have nothing. The system thinks that the broadband connection is running through a wan dialup port

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4g lte mobile broadband usb-dongle recognized as a ethernet cable. can anyone provide support.

ill gladly answer follow-up q's

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Hi Guys

Firstly I hope this is in the right place, and apologies if not

I'm having some real problems connecting to the internet, and am looking for any possible solutions. I've had a quick look round the site, and there appears to be people with similar issues, but nothing that can be used to solve my dilemma. I have just moved into a new house with friends, and am using a new ISP which is working fine for the other two users.

I have a Packard Bell Easynote SW51-B-012 running on 32bit Vista. I am trying to connect to the internet through an ethernet cable running through a modem and router. When the ethernet cable is plugged into the port in my laptop nothing happens. The icon in the bottom right corner continues to have a red cross. The internet connection is with Virginmedia UK.

I have tried the connection on another laptop running on XP, and it connects straight away, automatically. I have also checked the port on my laptop on another internet connection at a friends house, and it has worked fine.

The modem is E08C013.00 Ambit
The Router is EG-2180 Etec

Having had a good look round the internet, it appears this is a problem with Vista rather than the internet connection itself. I have attempted to update the drivers, but to no avail.

I hope I have given you enough information to aid in my quest for a working internet connection. Anything else you need to know? This is my last roll of the dice before I get a professional in to have a look at it, to be hone... Read more

A:Problems connecting to Broadband through an ethernet cable (Vista)

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Hi all,

I am trying to use to my office laptop in home to connect to the

It was working fine since last week and now unable to ping the
default gateway itself.

I am using a IBM thinkpad T41p with Intel pro 1000/T mobile ethernet card.

Below is the details ...

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\hsethura>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : harryr
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : uk.mydomain.com
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : uk.mydomain.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-4E-42-B0-CB

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : netvigator.co.uk
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Mobile Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-60-89-71-B8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:unable to ping default gateway - home ethernet broadband

Could some of the TCP/IP settings have been changed, or perhaps a firewall installed that is configured for the office network?

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It takes forever to pull up Interent Explorer... and still everything is very slow in terms of reaction time to my clicking/typing. If I leave my computer on overnight, it takes a few minutes it seems to "warm up" once I try to access an application.

Any suggestions? I know this is a vague description. Thanks.

My HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 8:36:33 PM, on 8/19/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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A:My computer is painfully slow after a few hours of inactivity. Applications VERY slow

Anything look familiar?

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Hello,I was without antivirus protection for about a few weeks and a trojan got on my computer. It was redirecting all my internet pages to google search, or I would see a google error code. Then, upon starting up my computer, my computer would restart to "protect itself" several times before I was able to use it. I quickly went out and bought Defender Pro 2012 and was FINALLY able to install it on my computer. After it scanned and "removed" the malicious files from my computer, it installed and said my computer was protected. However, it was still rebooting upon start. So I disabled all the unnecessary start up programs including my Dell Dock, and ran Malwarebytes. It found 2 Trojans and said I needed to restart to completely remove them. However, after restarting, they are still there.The trojan that Malware bytes NOW detects is:Trojan.Agent C\Windows\svchost.exeWould it be okay to get help running ComboFix, to see if it truly cleans my computer?Thanks so much!Oh, I have:Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bitService Pack 1Dell Studio XPS 8000Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.8GHz 2.79GHz6.00 Gigs Ram

A:Trojan that's unaffected by Antivirus and MalwareBytes

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Are you guys aware of a single pci card that offers the typical ethernet connection as well as a wireless one? I'd like to have the option to connect to either and I don't want to get two seperate cards. Any info is appreciated, Thanks

A:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

I don't think you can do that but I would go wireless. :bounce:

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Hello, am new here so i'm sorry if I make some silly mistake.

So here's my problem. It started yesterday when I somehow lose internet connection over time (around 10minutes to 3 hours) and I have to restart my modem in order to get my internet back. This problem cycles again and again.

I want to blame my modem but other devices in my network are working fine except my pc only.

I have restarted my pc / network adapter / flush dns / set to auto DCHP etc. but no avail. Same problem both under Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Resetting modem only cures the problem temporarily before it happens again.

Hopefully someone here have an idea what went wrong in my case. Thanks in advance.

A:No internet access after some time. Other device unaffected

As its the same issue with both Windows 7 and Linux Mint.
perhaps its a signal/channel issue

on windows can you install xirrus and post a screen shot please
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
Do NOT use any of the download managers offered - Cnet , just use the direct link below - and click on the download button
http://download.cnet.com/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Inspector/3000-18508_4-75758254.h... Read more

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I would be very grateful for some assistance if you please. My Pc was operating fine until 3 months ago. Now it is very slow after first boot with both the memory and CPU usage high for no obvious reason. I have also noticed that one of the svchost.exe system files at times uses a large amount of memory (up to 90k +). Once it settles down my broadband connection can be very slow, again for no obvious reason. I have ran Ad-aware, Spybot, CC Cleaner, Trend Micro Housecall and scanned for viruses with Norton Internet Security 2006. Additional InfoOS: Windows XP PorfessionalProcessor: Pentium 4 2.40GHz512 MB of RAM.I post my Hijackthis file. Again any help would be grately appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:09:36, on 18/07/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F2... Read more

A:Pc Slow At Boot, Broadband Connection Slow

Hi pufnstuf,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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I was previously using ics to share a wireless broadband connection (usb) through a wireless router (rj45) but have lost my settings and having trouble reconfig. i suspect my problem is between desktop and wireless router. I am able to connect to internet on desktop but not able to on notebooks, even though they are connecting to router.

I'm running xp all around. the wireless broadband connection says its shared so must be have tried all sorts of settings on router but my logic says something like and the as gateway (router ip is but getting nowhere fast

A:wireless broadband ics wireless network

It would help a bunch if you told us the make/model of the router. If it's on the 192.160.0.x subnet, it won't work with ICS as a router.

If you're trying to connect the wireless router to the machine with ICS, try the following configuration for the wireless router.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unc... Read more

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Hi everyone!

I Installed windows 7 on my computer and i got a problem since the beggining. When i let the computer alone, downloading, i come back after some hours and the wireless adaptor's light is blinking slowly, like whn the screen if off due to inactivity. Near the clock, the wifi icon appears with a big X and i have to click and select solve problems to get my connection back.
I tried with energy options, putting suspension off, and choosing "high performance" for everything but without any result. Tried to run windows media with loop option and let tyhe pc doenloading files, but same problem, when i come back the connection is deactivated again...

i'm desperate! what can i do?

A:Wireless adaptor going off every X hours

My adaptor is a BELKIN N... as well as another guy fron another post has... i tried everything, really

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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?

A:Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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Hey Fellas and Gals.
I have just got BT Broadband 600k for my laptop top.
The connection goes from the top to a modem to the phone line in the wall, my laptop is a bran new one with intel centrino mobile technology.
Does anyone have any idea what I need or how to connect without wires from top to modem???
Any help greatly appriciated.

A:BT Broadband. Wireless?

Hi Skin
If I understand you correctly you have wireless capabilities on the laptop of either the b or g variety in which case you just need a wireless router for the BT connection.BT provide several if memory serves or you could try somewhere like dabs.com or ebuyer.com for alternatives like this linksys wireless g router.

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Is it possible to have a wireless laptop connection if it is the only PC in the house? Or do you have to have a host PC that is connected to the router?

A:Wireless Broadband

you can have just a wireless pc setup. All you need is a wireless router connected to your modem.

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can you please help I have netgear wireless broadband with adapter 2.0 managed to get it installed with a load of hard work!! now the firewall will not let me use this as it keeps blocking it dont know how to get it to work. On aol Broadband

Please help !!!!!!

A:wireless broadband

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Hi, I hope this is the correct place to post this dilema... I have been using wireless broadband for about 5 years now and I have never felt like pulling my hair out as much as in the last few weeks!!
It all started (or maybe it is just a coincidence) when my boyfriend got a laptop of his own and added it to our wireless network. We got Norton 360 with his laptop and have both installed this on our laptops then too. Anyway, since then we have been losing our internet connection frequently, sometimes for days at a time, we can sometimes get it back by turning off the router, leaving it for 10 mins then turning it back on again. Even when we do get an Internet connection I cant get a web page to open first time. I get a "page cannot be displayed" error, then if i click on the address bar and hit "go" again I get the page to open. It is driving me daft!

Here's some info so that maybe someone has an idea what is wrong or can suggest to me what to do :

One Compaq Presario running XP Home SP2
One Advent laptop running Vista
Belkin wireless modem router G Plus MIMO
Connected to Orange Broadband (up to 8MB)
Router placed in spare room upstairs, laptops used in room directly underneath, never had a problem with interference
We are 1.2 miles from exchange, supposed to get at least 4.5 Mbps!
Actual download speed 177kbps
Upload speed 83.4 kbps

So you see I am not sure what has happened but it is annoying, any help would be great. Thanks

A:Wireless broadband help.

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I have been having a scout about and I can't seem to come across any advice whatsoever on the subject.

In the next few months I will be buying the oqo model 02, which has built in EV-DO wireless Internet access. But the big question is... will this be or is it available in the UK?

I saw on a coverage map somewhere that London and Manchester were pointed out but I have no idea about checking if this technology will even be introduced over here.

Most I have seen especially for 3g requires data cards to be installed but as it's not a proper laptop that's not an option.

Or does it look like I will just have to stick to basic GPRS dialup and fork out a fortune?


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k, so im using 3g wireless broadband on a desktp, not a good idea i have come to know, i plan to install 2 more gb of ram, and a new graphics card this weekend. if my understanding is correct, this is a pretty simple task to do, untill then is there any thing i can do to speed things up? i have utlizd all the steps to optmizn my speed, other than adding more ram and what not, basicly what can i do for free at the moment?

A:using 3g wireless broadband

A ram increase will not improve your wireless performance sorry.
I used to use a 3G wireless and the only thing that I found that would speed it up was to get closer to the ISP's server.
Slight signal improvements were made by using an aerial but they really only made it more stable not faster
If you mainly use your computer at home I would recommend Ethernet Cable
Mods will most likely move this thread to the correct place.

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lost my connection message reads 'no network available' obviously not so ???

A:wireless broadband

Need more info.

Is this wireless broadband or standard broadband (cable/DSL) connected to a wireless router?
Have you rebooted your computer?
Have you power cycled the modem and/or router?
Does only one computer connect to the internet? If not, are others having a problem as well?
Have you made any changes to your system recently?

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