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Wicked Slow Router Speeds

  • Routers
  • Modem
  • Cable
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
September 19, 2006 4:07:24 PM

I have Cox cable internet, and when I'm connected just to the cable modem, the speed is great. But when I connect my Linksys WRT54GS v.3 router up, the speed is worse then dial-up. My cable modem is a D=Link DCM-200.

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September 19, 2006 5:28:15 PM

Are you connecting to the router with Ethernet or through the wireless? Tried resetting to defaults? Checked the Linksys FAQs?
September 19, 2006 9:02:48 PM

Sounds like the MTU is set to high. Lower it to 1492, or 1400 for testing.
September 19, 2006 9:49:21 PM

The MTU for Ethernet should be around 1500 I think. Unless you've changed it, I think that's what the default is. I would try resetting the router to defaults, if that doesn't work, chances are something is wrong with the router. If you had another router you could try, that would tell you for sure if it's the router itself.