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Linksys Wireless internet is slow

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Chotton, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. Chotton

    Chotton Thread Starter

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    I have a 54Mbp/s connection. Here are my download/upload rates:

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    However, when I'm downloading something, it starts off at around 1300kb/s then drops QUICKLY to 60 - 90 kb/s...

    I just can't figure this out!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You're confused about bits and bytes.

    1696kbits/sec / 8 bits per byte = 212 kbytes/sec.

    The maximum you could ever get assuming 100% efficiency (never happens), would be 212kbytes/sec. I'd expect something more like 170-180kbytes/sec, so it's a bit slow, but you're not going to get the speeds you expect here. :)


    Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to 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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