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Internet DL Speeds SLOW

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lennox14, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. lennox14

    lennox14 Thread Starter

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    For the past week or so, my internet has become extremely slow. I usually get around 7-8 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up, whereas now, I am getting 0.61 Mpbs down and, oddly, 4.05 Mbps up. Does anyone have any help or suggestions as to why my dl speeds, all of a sudden, decreased so much, while upload speed is the same? I restarted both, my router and modem, but that didn't help any. I am running Windows 7 with a linksys wrt54g router (which is secured) running ddwrt.

    Thanks

    EDIT: I just ran a wired speed test, which gave me great results --19 Mbps down and 7 Mbps up. Something must be up with my router/wireless connection. Any ideas as to whats wrong? I have everything's, wired and wireless, connection statically configured (ip, subnet mask, dns). I hope it's not a hardware problem since this router is less than a year old.
     
  2. pedroguy

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    Hi:When you say hardwired do you mean to the modem or to the router ?
    You might check to see if thee is more current firmware for your router and change the wireless channel being used.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests.

    Run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

    The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

    If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
    http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
    and your IP will be disguised.

    Copy/paste that link here.

    Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.


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    Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.
     
  4. lennox14

    lennox14 Thread Starter

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    I ran a wired test both ways, computer -- modem and computer -- router -- modem, and they both returned pretty much the same result, which were good. Wireless connection is where I am having a problem.

    I just noticed when I run a speedtest when I first connected to the router I got really good results, 15 Mbps down and around 7 Mbps up, but eventually my speeds drop. About 15 minutes after I connected, I ran the same test and now get 0.81 Mbps down and 5.21 Mbps up.
     
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    Is the issue only with the wireless connection?
     
  7. lennox14

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    yes, it seems like it's only a wireless issue.
     
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    If wired works normally, the suggestion to change the channel is a good one. I'd use this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector to find the best channel (away from any other channels) in your area.
     
  9. lennox14

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    Thanks for that program, I'm using it now. Is there any preference as to what channel I use (will it mess anything up if I go to certain channel?), or is any fine...thanks for all your help!
     
  10. JohnWill

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    Please post a screen shot of the main screen of the channel scan.

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
     
  11. lennox14

    lennox14 Thread Starter

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    here's the screen shot. I was on channel 11, but I switched it to 6. So far it seems to be running better.
     

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  12. pedroguy

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    Hi:After a few days of success,just for a trial I might try channel one also.Just for a comparison.
     
  13. JohnWill

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    Personally, from this display, I'd probably think about something like channel 3. :)
     
  14. pedroguy

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    Always my lucky number :D
     
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