first some info to help I have a dsl internet connection from TekSavvy (great ISP) I am getting 12Mbps Down and 1.0Mbps up the line and speed i am getting in my house is fine, the installer had a 1 port Motorola modem and ran speedtest a few times and got an average of 11.2Mbps down and .6Mbps up with with 20 ping.
OK so the problem I am having is I have a TP-link TD-W8960N modem. it is a great modem feature wise except no 1Gb connection . but it is slowing my internet speed down to an average of 8Mbps and upload is the same at .6Mbps and 23ping. now i have a speed stream 4200 modem from bell that they never got back and a Linksys WRT310N Router that I bridged together. i can use it and when i do i get what the installer gets 11Mbps/.6Mbps but i have a windows home server and the speedstream from bell seems to block all the ports i need so I cant use the server or run my game servers from it and there is no settings to change ports or anything just bell login and status but it gets me the speed I am paying for.
so I want to know if it is the modem causing the speed decrease or there is something else going on here. I was also looking at some new small modems to just bridge to the router i got 2 in mined
if you have any other suggestions i would like to hear them (would prefer Canadian Store) as I don't know what's better then the other. what i would like the most is a Modem router with 4 10/100/1000 LAN ports and wireless N with a decent range and of coarse doesn't slow down my incoming speed.
12Mbps/0.6 Mbps speed coming into house (house connection is fine) tested
TP-link TD-W8960N modem slows down speed to 8.0Mbps/0.6Mbps
looking for a modem to bridge to Linksys WRT310N
The Other Question
this is just simple i can get a max speed of 25Mbps/7Mbps but i dont want to pay for that ($80 a month im currently at $40) but I do want faster upload for the home server when i am gone and need something it takes forever to down Load with 100MB being 20 minutes so can I get my isp to up it for some extra $ a month??? ill probably call just might ask your opinion while i am at it.
sorry if this is hard to read or anything i am terrable at writing .
any other questions just ask i will try to find them