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

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Imola Ghost

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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.
 
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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
 
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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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