01-23-2012, 04:08 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Originally Posted by aweman
I have been using this Netgear MR814v1 wireless router for about a decade now. I have always had an ISP with less than 1.5 Mbps service and my wireless router has worked mostly fine. I just upgraded my Comcast service to 12 Mbps but can't get more than 1.8 Mbps out of the wireless router on a good day. The router should transmit up to 11 Mbps.
When I run an Ethernet cable directly to the router I can get 8 Mbps. I have already updated the firmware of the router. Unplug/plug the router, do a hard reset but it is still stuck on slow. Any ideas what is causing the problems? I know the short answer is get a new router but I kinda want to know why it wont run to specifications? Plus I am broke and won't upgrade router for a while.
If you Google [Netgear MR814v1
] you will find quite a few reports of this problem and the reason for it - the WAN port on the Netgear MR814v1 is only 10Mbs, not 10/100 as the LAN ports are.