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17-Mar-2009, 03:40 PM #1
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Hi,

On my computer, when I go onto the internet when it loads a page it is really slow. Yet it says it is going at 100Mbps (so it should go a lot faster than it is). I am connected by LAN (by a wire) to a wireless router. I don't know how to connect to the internet wirelessly so I just use the cable.

Can you help to speed up this connection or connect me wirelessly to the internet?

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17-Mar-2009, 04:07 PM #2
The 100Mbps speed is between your computer and the router. It is going to be faster than what you would get with a wireless connection to the router.

Do you have some kind of modem between your router and actual Internet connection? What kind of Internet Service do you have?
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18-Mar-2009, 01:54 PM #3
I connect the computer to the internet via the router with a cable. I'm not sure that is what you're talking about. If not, could you explain what a modem is please.

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18-Mar-2009, 02:23 PM #4
You can not have an Internet connection with just a computer plugged into a router. The router needs some way of accessing the Internet. How does the router get connected to the Internet?

Are you using some type of residential service such as DSL or high speed cable?
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18-Mar-2009, 02:55 PM #5
Or even simpler, what is your router connected to other than your computer?
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18-Mar-2009, 05:12 PM #6
Oh, I get it now!!! High speed cable.
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18-Mar-2009, 07:16 PM #7
You have a modem/wireless router. High speed cable is usually from 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps down speed. Can you access your modem/router's setup pages?
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19-Mar-2009, 12:11 PM #8
Yer, you mean like enter in its gateway. By the way, i'm not sure if this is important, but i'm using my laptop to get to the internet (just thought that might help in anyway).
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