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Old 05-24-2010, 04:05 AM
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Default Wireless Internet 1/15th speed

Hi, I'm using internet internet from Comcast. The base computer has a modem connected to a router connected to the base computer. The router is Netgear WGR614 v6, and the modem is Motorola 5100 Surfboard.

The wireless internet is 1/15th the speed of the base computer. My room is just one floor above the router.

Using speed tests, I'm getting 1.5 MB d/l speeds on the computer, while I'm getting 110 kb/s dd speeds on my computer. This is comparing wireless vs plugged in ethernet.

Anyone know what might be the problem?
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:01 AM
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Signal strength. What happens when you bring the computer closer to the router.
Any other devices around such as cordless phones or wireless cameras?
Have you tried perhaps turning the router on it's side, monkeyin with any external antennas or anything?

I'd bet it's just a signal issue. Download speeds degrade with signal strength.
Or it could be a throttle issue with the routers software, if that feature is built in. Usually even if a router does have bandwidth control settings, they're defaulted to be pretty good.

What is your signal strength on the problem computer?
(Anything less than excellent is not good)
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:11 AM
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I get excellent signal strength on my laptop. There is a cordless phone that sits about 3 feet from the router. The only problem is that the cordless phone's router is connected to the internet router, to give my cordless phone signal.

Also not sure what monkeyin refers to.

I have looked through my router's settings on and I can't seem to find anything that would set a cap on the bandwidth allowed on wireless.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:00 AM
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If you can get the highest speed near the router and can get as much as at your place then there is the problem regarding the signal. Your receiver can't catch the signals strongly, thats why you have to face this problem. So change your place or buy new best signal router.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:32 AM
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That is a bizarre situation then what you are facing. If you ask what is the reason I may have to go ahead and correct you to ask what the reasons are because low internet speed and that too with a router like net gear and a Motorola modem gives just that much speed then it is certainly having some issues. Have you tried cleaning up your system because most of the issues start from there. Then try scanning your computer with a strong antivirus like Kaspersky or Bitdefender.
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