DSL Problems Where Cable Was Fine

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SatDoug

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Hi everyone...
I have had a cable modem for about 2 years with no problems. In the interest of saving $$$, I am trying out Verizon DSL. While checking bandwidth tests, DSL is a bit slower (1MB down vs. 1.5MB down...both are about 130k up). I did experience a "network loss" twice on Xbox where I never had with cable (OK, I figure that's because the DSL is slower).
But here's the weird problems. The DSL feeds a router, which feeds my desktop & wireless laptop (as well as Xbox) (the cable, again, has done this for 2 years). While I can do the speed test on my desktop, I cannot on the laptop (it starts and then stops and nothing else happens). If I change out the DSL for the cable, I can do it. Back to the DSL...when my wife runs her Outlook web mail from work on the laptop or desktop, she can send/receive, but not attach any files (it seems to time out). If I change out the DSL for the cable, I can do it. Finally, back to DSL...when I attempt Windows update on the laptop, I get an error saying my date/time is incorrect (it's not). I cleared the cache, but got the same error (didn't try it on the desktop). Enter the cable in place of the DSL...yep...it worked with no problems.
I can understand if the DSL is slower, but not why these problems exist. Anyone want to take a stab at them???
Thank you!
 

JohnWill

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Did you restart the DSL and cable modems after changing to the router? Generally, you want to power everything down, bring up the modem, then the router, and finally boot the computers.
 
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