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Question About Router/internet Speeds

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#1 starwarsgeek


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:40 PM

Hello all, hope someone can help me with this. I have Optimum Online, and I also pay extra for the boost service, which is supposed to get me speeds of up to 30MBps download. I have 2 desktop pcs and 2 laptops that share the connection via a router. The router is rated at 54MBps. When I have my pc connected to the modem directly, I actually get anywhere from 28 - 34 MBps download speeds, which is fantastic. However, once I attach the router, that drops to below 10 MBps, even if I only have 1 pc connected (so as to not be sharing the signal). Why am I losing so much speed if my router is rater at 54MBps, which is more than my top speeds? Is there a router that I can use that will give me my full speed, or will there always be a loss regardless? Or is there some setting that I'm missing that should be changed? Or should I just buy a new router?

A little info about the computers (if it matters) and the router. Router is a Netgear WGR614v6. Desktop pcs are both Dells and are both running Windows XP SP2. Both laptops are Dells also, running Vista.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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