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Old 01-25-2009, 10:11 PM
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Default Why is my router so slow?

I have a D-Link wireless router (Di-524) and DSL internet. When I
connect my computer with a network cable directly into the ISP modem,
downloading pages from the internet is quite fast. But when I put the
router in between the modem and the computer, it's quite slow. For
example, when there's not router, a page might take 2 seconds to load.
With the router, it takes over ten seconds to load. I have tried it
with two different computers and many different websites, and it's
always the same. It doesn't matter whether the computer is connected
to the router wirelessly or with a cable. Either way it's just as slow
(both wired and wireless). The router shouldn't be the bottleneck
because its bandwidth capabilities are much higher than the ISP.

I went to one of those websites where you can test your internet speed
by downloading a large file from the website, and I was surprised that
the test showed only a slight decrease in speed using the router. It
was only about 10% slower when using the router compared to not using
it. But when showing a web page, it seems like pages take 5 to 10
times longer to load when using the router. I think this is because
the download test website was doing one big file, and maybe the router
doesn't slow it down in that case, but that with a web page there are
lots of little files, and maybe there's some sort of standard overhead
slowdown with each file.

Do you have any ideas that could help me? Are there settings I should
change? Should I get a new router?

thanks in advance,
John

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Old 01-28-2009, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: Why is my router so slow?

On 26 Jan, 00:11, Big Daddy <johngil...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a D-Link wireless router (Di-524) and DSL internet. When I
> connect my computer with a network cable directly into the ISP modem,
> downloading pages from the internet is quite fast. But when I put the
> router in between the modem and the computer, it's quite slow. For
> example, when there's not router, a page might take 2 seconds to load.
> With the router, it takes over ten seconds to load. I have tried it
> with two different computers and many different websites, and it's
> always the same. It doesn't matter whether the computer is connected
> to the router wirelessly or with a cable. Either way it's just as slow
> (both wired and wireless). The router shouldn't be the bottleneck
> because its bandwidth capabilities are much higher than the ISP.
>
> I went to one of those websites where you can test your internet speed
> by downloading a large file from the website, and I was surprised that
> the test showed only a slight decrease in speed using the router. *It
> was only about 10% slower when using the router compared to not using
> it. But when showing a web page, it seems like pages take 5 to 10
> times longer to load when using the router. I think this is because
> the download test website was doing one big file, and maybe the router
> doesn't slow it down in that case, but that with a web page there are
> lots of little files, and maybe there's some sort of standard overhead
> slowdown with each file.
>
> Do you have any ideas that could help me? Are there settings I should
> change? Should I get a new router?
>
> thanks in advance,
> John


Are you connected to Di-524 with wireless or cable?
What is the speed of your internet connection?

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Old 01-30-2009, 03:18 AM
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Default Re: Why is my router so slow?

> Are you connected to Di-524 with wireless or cable?
> What is the speed of your internet connection?- Hide quoted text -


My computer can be connected to the di-524 with either wireless or
cable and it's just as slow either way. I just did a bandwidth test
and here are my results:

Not using the router:
download = 1290 kb/s
upload = 527 kb/s

Using the router, connected wirelessly:
download = 1262 kb/s
upload = 518 kb/s

Using the router, connected with a cable:
download = 1290 kb/s
upload = 529 kb/s

Like I said in the original post, there isn't much difference when
downloading a big file. The difference is how long it takes web pages
to display.

thanks
John

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Why is my router so slow?

I reset my router back to the factory default settings, and it seemed
to fix it. I checked the firmware and it was up-to-date. So I did a
reset and entered in all the exact same settings that was there
before, but it somehow fixed it.


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