Netgear router FVS318 & speed limitations Tags: Routers Netgear Networking Last response: September 2, 2009 2:13 PM in Networking Share MrMojo September 1, 2009 3:32:31 PM Hi. I'm a "newbie" and done some searches similar to my topic but couldn't really find any answers, hence my post. My small office has a Netgear FVS318 router which was installed and glued to the wall next to the Comcast modem which is then hooked up to our small server. The modem was replaced with a newer one since our service was increased from 5mb to 15mb download speed. Can't check the bottom of router without tearing it out, literally, from wall as there are slight variations at Netgear's website so a possible firmware update may or may not be available! My understanding is that routers do limit the download speed especially if you have >1 computers linked up to the router. I'm not a tech guy but "jack of all trade" guy in the accounting dept that's good with tech stuff and do whatever I "need" to do but any advance stuff is hired out. Question : Any methods of "tweaking" the router to "increase" the speed since we're still only getting ~5mb download speed?? It's a pain NOT getting the increased speed when we're paying for it! Or, is it better to use a Switch instead of a router? All computers have a AV/spyware and software firewall. Thank you! More about : netgear router fvs318 speed limitations lyleb September 2, 2009 2:13:26 PM The FVS318 has a low LAN to WAN throughput . I was getting similar speeds with the FVS318. My 10Mb connection was being reduced to 6Mb. I replaced mine with the FVS338 because of this reason. Then sold my FVS318 on eBay to offset some of the cost Check out this link. http://www.homenetworkhelp.info/forums/index.php?act=ST... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources XP Pro VPN Client with Netgear FVS318 Router Forum Netgear 8port VPN router (FVS318) Forum SolvedNetgear router slowing my speed solution WGR614v10 Netgear Router + Steam Slow Download Speed solution SolvedNetgear Powerline Speed Limited?? Should I Upgrade? solution VPN Issue (2 Netgear FVS318 site to site) Forum SolvedRouter limiting my int speed solution SolvedRouter limiting my internet speed solution Netgear WNDR3400 (v1) - How to limit internet speed for streaming? solution VPN Between two Netgear FVS318, and VPN passthrough to Ser.. Forum Netgear FVS318 & Sonicwall 230 VPN Tunnel Forum Netgear FVS318 VPN (The Green Bow Client) Forum Netgear FVS318 and ProSafe Client setup Forum Netgear FVS318 and ActionTec 701-wg Forum VPN on the Netgear Prosafe FVS318 ? Forum How to Setup VPN on the Netgear Prosafe FVS318? Forum VPN & Netgear FVS318 Forum Netgear FVS318 Lost internet connection when set up VPN Forum Netgear FVS318 and Netgear (ProSafe) VPN Client problem th.. Forum Netgear FVS318 VPN Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !