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Horrible internet speed after installing Ethernet switch

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Zre6iT, Feb 8, 2019.

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  1. Zre6iT

    Zre6iT Thread Starter

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    So we recently got a new router, only problem was it had only one ethernet port. So I went and bought a switch, and installed it. It worked just fine on all computers in the house, except mine...

    I've tried using the same cable in another computer, and it worked without any problems. So I know the fault lies with my computer, but I just can't seem to find out what it is. The connection I'm supposed to be getting is 50/20 mbps, but I get like 1,5/1,5...

    For the record, it was working just fine on the old router. Only difference is the switch inbetween, really.

    Update: When I woke up today, it worked for like 10-15 minutes, then it just went back to being slow... Could a program on my computer be causing this problem?
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Is this switch rated 10, 100, 1000?
     
  3. Zre6iT

    Zre6iT Thread Starter

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    It's a gigabit switch
     
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    It's possible that your computer has a program on it. Most common cause is a peer-too-peer program like uTorrent.
     
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    Is the Adapter in the PC a "Gigabit Ethernet" or a "10/100 Mb/s" adapter ?

    In reference to the computer's Ethernet Adapter, instead of the Ethernet Speed and Duplex set to "Auto" see what happens if you force the Ethernet Adapter to 100MB/s Full-Duplex.
    Then check your connectivity speed - https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    If it still is not good, then try again forcing the Ethernet Adapter to 100MB/s Half-Duplex.
    Then check your connectivity speed again.
     
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