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Getting 5 Mbps instead of 100 Mbps

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sidbenmore, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. Sidbenmore

    Sidbenmore Thread Starter

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    Just recently I ran a total PC system recovery. I installed all the drivers and everything. I am using a Linksys Compact Wireless USB G Adapter. My wireless internet connection was working faster before but now I only get a few MBPS out of it sometimes 1 to 11 being the best. I also use a Linksys Router-- the common one. There are a few environmental factors as well that should be noted: Recently bought new home phones, and all the snow just melted and there is a ton of moisture in the air. Also note that my connection does actually work its just extremely sluggish. Thanks for any information.

    Edit: I'm getting 54 Mbps on my other computer so connection is fine.
    Edit: Now it's saying its getting 54 MBPS on the problem computer but downloads show otherwise as I'm getting about 2KB/sec
     
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    100 Mbps and 54 Mbps are theoretical maximum speeds. They're not actually achievable.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

    Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
    Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
    Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
    Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
    Connection type, wired or wireless.
    If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
    Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
    The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.




    Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.



    • If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
    • For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
    • Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
    • If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?




    On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

    Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:

    PING 206.190.60.37

    PING yahoo.com

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

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

    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.
     
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