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Slow wired node on 802.11b wireless router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by engineerguy, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. engineerguy

    engineerguy Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2003
    Linksys Cable Modem
    Linksys 802.11B wireless router
    One wireless node
    One wired node (D-Link Ethernet NIC)
    All new Networking Hdwe.

    My wireless node is 10 times as fast as my direct connected PC. This is the exact opposite of what I'd expect.
    Wired PC NIC does the same thing whether set for Automatic or manually forced to 100Mbps and Full Duplex.
    Wired PC speeds are barely above dial-up (8Kbps or less)
    Wireless PC speeds are 20 times that.
    Any ideas out there???
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I'd start by taking a very close look at the cable, specifically the connectors, and the NIC's. You'll see this with poor connections frequently.
  3. engineerguy

    engineerguy Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2003
    My previous response might have been lost, I appologize if I'm repeating it.

    Since my original post, and following previous response suggestions, on my "wired" PC I have:
    1. Replace my NIC with another card.
    2. Verified the NIC is running at 100 Mbps
    3. Taken the 802.11b wireless router completely out of the issue by directly connecting my PC NIC to the Cable Modem.
    4. Replaced all cables.

    Results are identical. I can only get about 10 Kbps download speed on the cable modem on the PC wired locally. Therefore, my problem has nothing whatsoever to do with the router or it's settings. It MUST be something in my local PC settings, but I'm at a loss as to what it might be. I've tried forcing the NIC to manual setting instead of "auto sense" but the results are the same. I'd suspect it was just due to network traffic on my cable modem ISP but my wireless link really screams on downloads.

    I'm in a Porsche, dragging an anchor. . . . .
  4. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    What OS is on the wired node? Sounds like the Winsock is misconfigured. Was there ever a modem on the PC in question used for a dial up connection? I would try removing all of the network items like protocols and clients, delete all reference to the NIC and any modem that was previously installed and install the networking components again. Some setting seems to be throttling your bandwidth back.
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