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#1 Uraiser

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:04 AM

Ok so this morning I set up a wired home network to share a connection between 2 computers to AOL/Time Warner Cable broadband as well as file and printer sharing.. Everything is going fine, except for the extreme slowness while web browsing or downloading. I realize that both computers have to split the bandwidth, but even with one computer off, the other one still hangs.

Im using a Network Everywhere Cable/DSL 4-Port routher. And I Upgraded the firmware, I've used Modem max, and Some other program to boost my connection But to no avail.. can someone please tell me what I need to do to get these computers up to par with optimized download speed? Before I networked the computers, my old compaq had an average d/l of about 100-150 kbp/s. Now neither ocmputer will pass 5 kbp/s.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:37 PM

anyone?

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:49 PM

Hello. Start by clearing the cookies, temp internet files, and history. You have two computers, but just networked them together today? Have you been using both on the internet taking turns connecting each? They may have the same IP address. Go to Start>Run>cmd>ipconfig /release. When the prompt comes back up type in ipconfig /renew. Try the internet.
If this does not work unplug your router and modem. If the modem has a battery back up remove the battery. Turn off all your computers and devices.
Leave the modem off for one minute then turn it back on. Wait one minute then turn the router on. After one more minute turn all computers and devices on.
This will reset your WAN and LAN IP addresses.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 12:00 AM

Actually I just bought a new computer so I only had one in my house and no need for a network. Im switching ISP's in a few days, AOL is a major contribution to the problem, I know that for a fact. I have AOL broadband, and its not very good.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 12:55 AM

If I may ask who are you switching to? I use Cox Cable.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 06:07 PM

Im switching to Road Runner. COX? I have a friend that has that, I heard they're not very good. Is that true?

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:51 AM

I started as a beta tester back in the mid 90's. I love them. As a matter of fact I switched my telephone to Cox VoIP. Very good service.
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