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Can't get router to connect at right speed. (please help)

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December 18, 2005 10:57:49 PM

Router question with OOL Boast

I signed up for OOL Boast which claim 30Mbps downstream and 2Mbps upstream.
I am only getting like 5-6/1.5.
My cable modem is connected to a Netgear WTG624 v2 router and on that is connected to a wireless hub and a print server.
Through the router I get the speeds listed above.
When I plug the cable modem directly to the computer I get speeds in the area of 27/1.8.
Should the router slow down the speed that much???
Is there a setting that might be off??
I have the newest firmware installed on the router.
Any suggestions???

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December 22, 2005 3:29:34 PM

Sounds about right. Your WAN uplink on that router is only 10 mbps, so if you get a ethernet standard 50% to 60% usable from max bandwidth, that would be 5 to 6 mbps.
December 22, 2005 9:03:18 PM

The WTG624 has a 10/100 WAN port.
See http://kbserver.netgear.com/datasheets/WGT624v2_Datashe...

So, now what?? Netgear said it could be a defective router and said they are sending me another one. I guess I will see when it arrives.

Thanks for the help in any case.

Ed

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Sounds about right. Your WAN uplink on that router is only 10 mbps, so if you get a ethernet standard 50% to 60% usable from max bandwidth, that would be 5 to 6 mbps.
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December 22, 2005 10:06:43 PM

Those little plastic netgear routers are garbage. At least get a buisness line netgear router (the blue metal ones) like the FWG114P or the FVG318.
December 27, 2005 5:31:04 AM

I thaught the theoretical limit for cable (coaxial) was 12mbit?!?!?
December 27, 2005 1:56:19 PM

I think cable w/ DOCSIS 2.0 can get up to a little over 30MBps.
December 27, 2005 9:18:55 PM

That is right.
Cablevision now claims 15mbps down and 2mbps up.(in my area)
For another 10 bucks they promise 30/2
December 27, 2005 9:33:02 PM

You maybe right.
After hours of time on the phone with the nice folks at Netgear (and I mean that) I was called by a senior technician and he told me that 10/100mbps DOES NOT mean 100mbps LAN to WAN.
He told me you have to look at throughput.
He said most "home" routers are not built to go much faster then 10mbps.
Commercial routers are.
If you look at the Netgear FWG114P (blue btw) spec sheet you'll see it is a 10/100mbps router and it has about a 60mbps throughput WAN to LAN.
So, I guess that is the reason why I can not get the speeds I was looking for and that is the reason why I purchased the FWG114P. ($107.00 at newegg.com - $117.00 at Amazon)

Ed



Quote:
Sounds about right. Your WAN uplink on that router is only 10 mbps, so if you get a ethernet standard 50% to 60% usable from max bandwidth, that would be 5 to 6 mbps.
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