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Old 03-25-10, 13:44
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Default Slow down , help

alright so basicly my downloads are really slow.. all of a sudden im not sure what is causing it but if i had to guess its probably this hunk of a junk router (WRT310N).

Like im talking huge slow down , I ran a speedtest from Toronto (i live like 5 mins away) and the speed is 1mbps down and .44 mbps up (Ping= 10ms)

Now im not sure what my speeds should be ill check it with my ISP (rogers) in a bit , i know the uploads is suppose to be bad because Rogers sucks at that i think they limit it but downloads definately shouldn't be that bad.

For example when im downloading a youtube video it takes like 10 mins to download a 3 minute video.. usually i would be able to play it and not worry about catching up with what has already been downloaded.

I use to have WRT54GS which i had no problems with , but we got a new one and so far its been disapointing .. no real big problem because ive had it in for 2-3+ months but lately its been slow. Even when people are using wireless it seems to really slow down espcially on the xbox.

Any settings i should check via .. or anything i should try to figure out teh problem. When i connect by internet it says Speed 100Mbps .. so im not sure if thats the speed is should have i doubt it because that seems really fast.

If anyone else here has rogers , please tell me what router/modem your runnign and post a speed test pleaseee

BTW This computer is WIRED so its not a wireless issue.
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Default Re: Slow down , help

How long have you noticed it being slow?

I haven't heard of Rogers specifically as an ISP, but if they happen to be a large corporation, there's a good chance they have turned down your speed due to excessive usage. I would call your ISP, find out what speeds your supposed to be getting and post back here with that. Once I have that info, I can help you try to troubleshoot further.
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Default Re: Slow down , help

The 100mbs is probably the speed of your LAN or network adapter. Most modern network cards are at least capable of 100mbs; there are also gigabyte network cards that have a possible speed of 1000mb.

I have a WRT310N router and haven't had any problems with it. Have you tried shutting off the router, modem, and computer/s, waiting about 10mins or so, then restarting them all? I usually start the computer/s first, then the router, and wait for the router to assign an IP address for the computer. Then I start the modem. I find if my internet seems a bit sluggish this will speed it up a bit.
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