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Discussion in 'Networking' started by jo15765, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. jo15765

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    I have done multiple speedtest from www.speedtest.net over the past 3 days and when I am directly connected to my modem, my download speed is roughly 35 MBPS however, when I am on wifi (literally 5 feet from the router) my download speed is roughly 20 MBPS. I have the Belkin F5D8236-4 router found here http://www.engadget.com/products/belkin/f5d8236-4/.

    Is this slowdown of speed due to my router/interference or what?:confused:
     
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    What speed do you get with an ethernet connection to the router?

    What (brand and model) wireless adapter?

    Should I assume that by MBPS you really mean Mega bits per second?
     
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    The same roughly 20
    Device Manager shows Intel Wifi Link 1000 BGN

    That is correct, my mistake.
     
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    What brand and model of router?
     
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    Belkin F5D8236-4
     
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    sorry I see you alrdy posted it above...my apologies.....assuming you have windows 7...click start>control panel>network and sharing center. From there on the left hand side click "change adapter settings" right click on the Intel Wifi Link 1000 BGN and select "status". whats the speed being shown in that little screen??
     
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    The speed showing there is 54.0 mbps
     
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    Im not exactly sure how to fix it BUT it appears you are using a wirless N adapter and a WIRELESS N router yet your wireless adapter is limiting the bandwidth to G speeds (54mbps) you should be getting around 150-300mbps with the wireless N speeds. that's more than likely why you get slower speeds on wifi.....as for slower speeds when connected to router too that im not sure of...lets wait and see what TerryNet has to say in the morning before jumping to any conclusions :)
     
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    BTW it might help to reboot your router..
     
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    I agree with Andrew. The Wi-Fi network operating as 802.11g is consistent with ~ 20 Mbps actual data throughput.

    However, that doesn't explain why the ethernet connected speed is reduced. If the simple reboot (reset; power cycle) of the router doesn't help make sure you have the latest firmware. Then reset the router to factory defaults. If the ethernet connected speed is still significantly reduced I think that the router is defective. But it would be good to double check with another computer and ethernet cable if possible.
     
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    Rebooting the router did not correct it. I tested with another PC as well as running the speedTest app on my android phone and still same results. I have reset the router to factory defaults, but am afraid the router is the culprit as about a month ago the DHCP service on it went haywire and I had to factory reset then as well.
     
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    With that being said...I would say its about time to purchase anew router...how old is the current one BTW??
     
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    I think I have had it about 4-5 years. I was thinking about getting a newer one anyway, was wanting one that I could have a "guest" network as well so they could connect but not access shared drives/folders. Maybe even one that could log websites visited.

    Any recommendations on a router with good range?
     
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    I REALLY like the built in USB port! Do you know of any that have 2 built in USB ports so I could have printer AND hard drive connected at same time? Sorry to be picky.
     
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