01-28-2009, 05:38 AM
| | 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,
Are you connected to Di-524 with wireless or cable?
What is the speed of your internet connection?