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#406551 - 08/13/14 06:38 PM Router speed issues
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I'm getting 50-70 mbps down when I connect directly to my modem via hard wire. When I connect my modem to my router, and then hard wire the same computer to my linksys e4200 router I am getting 25-30 mbs down.

Any ideas? settings to check in router?

Thanks!
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#406552 - 08/13/14 07:09 PM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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I'm thinking there may be some wireless device using a lot of bandwidth but not sure... need to figure this out.

When I switch the wiresless for 5ghz and 2.4 ghz channels from mixed to N or N to mixed I get good speeds for the first test (hard wired). first image below is right after switching from N to mixed. second one is a couple minutes after making the switch. I'm assuming this switch makes all of my wireless devices have to reconnect, and if I test the speed fast enough on my hard wired computer it does the check before the bandwidth is reduced by the wireless device. This was repeated 3 times with same result. I have xbox one, ps4, two smart panasonci TV's with wirelss adapters, a wirless ethernet adapter for my receiver, wii u, 2 iphones, and and ipad all connected wireless (but not currently on except the the iphones and ipad, but they are not in use.)

Any ideas?



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#406554 - 08/13/14 07:21 PM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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#406555 - 08/13/14 07:24 PM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
terzaghi Offline
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Im pulling 45 mb/s down on my ihpone consistently, xbox one is reporting 60 mb/s down.

My laptop which is 5 years old but has wireless N is pulling only 20 mb/s when sitting in the same room as router.

Anyway, things seem to be fairly fast, except maybe the router is a shoddy and is limiting hardwired speeds when also sending out wireless? MAybe my laptop is just too old for faster speeds.

My iphone and xbox appear to be getting near or above the 50mbs I am supposed to get. Maybe no major problem?

What do you think?
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#406556 - 08/13/14 07:30 PM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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Thanks Oak, I will read through that post. I do have the V1 router that his settigns are designed for but am hesitant to install a firmware other than the official one which the page recommends.
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#406557 - 08/14/14 12:26 AM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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With those speeds compared to what i get here in the Peg (a major city) for $55/mth, i would be happy to have your problem.


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#406578 - 08/14/14 06:59 AM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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I would propose that something else was doing something on the connection rather than assuming the router was bad. Since you have all those devices that download stuff by themselves, I'd guess that one or more of them was doing just that. I'm pretty sure at least the modern consoles will download stuff even if they're "off" unless they're completely disconnected from power.
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#406579 - 08/14/14 09:00 AM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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So am I interpreting this right?
When you modify the bandwidth available to wireless, it is effecting the speed of a hardwired device.

- [Easy] Download "Fing" for your smartphone or tablet. Use it to make sure you don't have any 'rogue' devices using your wireless that you didn't expect to be there, like a neighbor or a dozen of those new wireless connected animal toys.

- [Hard] Using a packet sniffer like Wireshark (free) you would be able to definitively get to the bottom of who/what is using how much bandwidth, if you suspect something is being a hog. However, how to do that requires more explanation than I will/should type here. However, feel free to PM me if you get brave.

- [Unlikely but check it if you can.] You could be getting some port flapping between the ports of your PC and the router if they are not syncing up properly. This often drops speeds by 2 thirds or more. It's actually unlikely but I doubt you can change the port setting on a that router to anything but [auto] anyways. Again a sniffer would identify that. On a more robust router, it could be easily identified and changed from there as well. Normally on residential devices, [Auto negotiate] works just fine.
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#406595 - 08/15/14 03:02 PM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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The bandwidth I get in Missouri, is just slightly better than snail mail. But not by much. 1 to 5 mb/s.

When I get Google Fiber installed, using the 7 year free service, after the $300 construction fee, I'll get up to 5 mb/s.

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#406596 - 08/15/14 03:20 PM Re: Router speed issues [Re: terzaghi]
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I thought google fiber was supposed to be 1000mb/s
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