Slow internet

Linksys Wrt160n wireless router
January 20, 2010 at 12:27:11
Specs: Windows Vista
I recently upgraded my internet to get a faster connection both hardwired and wirelessly. Before I was getting a consistant wireless connection of 54 Mbps with a crappy belkin router. Now I've purchased a new linksys router with better capability, but Its only transfering between 5 Mbps and 64. Very very inconsistantly and mostly in the lower range of 5-15 on normal times... whats wrong?

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#1
January 20, 2010 at 12:32:30
You actually have 54 Mb Internet Service Provider (ISP)? My ISP only goes up to 20 Mb and it is COX Cable. Or is the speed test you are running a speed test to your server or other computer on your LAN?

You speed is only go as high as what your ISP is going to provide you not any faster even if you get faster equipment.

P.S. What are you using for your speed test and who is your ISP?


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#2
January 20, 2010 at 13:21:12
You did not upgrade your internet. You upgraded your router and the speeds you are seeing are not your internet speed. They are the connection speed between your router and computer. What speed does your wireless card report it is connecting at?

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#3
January 20, 2010 at 13:24:15
Check your speed

http://www.speedtest.net/


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#4
January 21, 2010 at 16:16:26
*broken link*
This is the result for the Internet speed test you sent.

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#5
January 22, 2010 at 01:30:22
I tried the link again, it works.

try googleing for dsl speed test


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#6
January 22, 2010 at 02:35:32
I was getting a consistant wireless connection of 54 Mbps with a crappy belkin router.

That is very good for wireless, excellent in fact if you have an 801.11g router. The only way you are going to get anything faster is with an 801.11n router but it isn't going to do the slightest thing for your Internet speed. I doubt very much if you have a 54 Mbps Internet connection unless you are connected to fiber optic cable and certainly not on DSL.

Stuart


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#7
January 23, 2010 at 10:45:36
Ty very much for the input, I've taken the test and im not even close to a 54mbps connection XD The problem that I was having was because of the router. I got a new router and installed it. TADA its working much better now. The internet is the same speed when connected directly, but wirelessly its moving much faster. Turns out that the router was configured incorrectly, and was only transfering information 1/100th what it should have been. TY

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