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#1 usaweapon777

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Hey guys, I'm currently up at school and noticed my internet speeds were poor compared to my friends down the hall. I previously had a linksys wrt54g hooked to the ethernet port and then had my desktop wired directly into it. I plugged my desktop directly to the ethernet and my speeds drastically improved from around 50 to 85 Mbps. The router is running a basically default configured version of dd-wrt. What's causing my slowdown when using the router inbetween my ethernet port and desktop? Thanks for the help in advance.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

You answered your own question here. :doh:

 

Your router is slowing the speed down. Its probably as fast as it can go.

 

These routers are old as the hills. I think its time to get a new one.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Your settings on the router could cause it...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

any tips on any settings to change to see if the speed increases?  



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

you have a 10/100 router.... it is capped basically

 

you need a gigabit router to get the full speed.

 

none of the 10/100 routers I have get near the speed my 10/100/1000 router does...

 

they are usually 35MB/s where as the gigabit usually hits 85MB/s speeds


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

alright thanks makes sense the theoretical speeds are never reached in real life. Well any good router recommendations? custom firmware would be nice.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

whats your budget....

 

I like this one for Open source options and I am thinking of getting one myself....

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833320091


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

Being a college student, I'm pretty cheap. I was thinking of something along the lines of this tp-link. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833704038



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:48 AM

that will work :)


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

USA - since you're on a "student" budget, it might pay off to check the Outlet items at Newegg.  I purchased a couple mfg. refurbished wireless routers from them this year and both worked (and continue to work) perfectly.

 

Here's the two I personally bought;

 

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

 

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

 

The D-Link DIR-655 is the one I actually kept for myself.  It seems to have taken a few hits recently from recent purchasers, but I guess I got lucky because the one I bought works perfectly and was in brand new conditon.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

Well i got the tp-link. So far so good. Range is great and the speeds are where they should be!