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Why am I getting better/higher upload times when I bypass my router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Imola Ghost, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. Imola Ghost

    Imola Ghost Thread Starter

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    I have a brand new Linksys WRT610n dual band router. I've noticed that my internet connection has been less than desirable. I have Comcast and I just called them to tell them my problem and they told me to plug the modem directly into my computer and diagnose.

    I have been consistently getting around 550-660 upload times and around 10000 kbps download. When I bypass my router altogether I still get the same download speeds but my upload speed goes to 850-950kbs. BTW, my ping times stay around 140 either way.

    I used to run some speed tests and I would consistently get 15-16000kbps download and 12-1500kbps upload but I don't know what's going on with Comcast as I believe their service has gotten worse.

    Any reason for this or is there something I can do? I need my router and it is a very good one but since I'm no computer IT guy I don't know what to do.
     
  2. L8ian

    L8ian

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    Hi,
    To be more precise,Fill the information given below,

    when computer connected to the modem:

    Upload speed:
    download speed:

    When computer connected to the router:

    Upload speed:
    download speed:

    Internet connection speed provided by comcast?

    l8ian
     
  3. Rollin_Again

    Rollin_Again

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    Routers have a setting within them call MTU's. MTU is the "maximum transmit unit". It's the maximum number of bytes the router will send in a single packet. Your router may be set with a lower MTU than the maximum MTU that the ISP supports. Are you connecting to the router wirelessly or hard-wired to the router? I'm not positive but it may also be possible that encryption on the router may cause a slowdown or that there may be some known compatability issues with certain PC/Router combinations.

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
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