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I'm getting 17Mbps download using just the modem, and as soon as I connect it to the router, it drops down to about 6-7Mbps...

The router is a Linksys BEFSR41-

Would a new router increase my speeds?

Thanks
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Yeah, that thing is pretty ancient.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;13773557 
Yeah, that thing is pretty ancient.

agree, some older routers are known to have throughput issues to wan port.
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I have a Linksys WRT 320N that cause me a similar problem. It's been hooked up, then thrown in a closet because it hurt my speeds and led to dropped connections all the time. I was pretty disappointed.
    
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Yeah, I just tried my connection on a different router, and my download speed jumped to 20 Mbps...

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What modem are you using a Charter?
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13777676 
What modem are you using a Charter?

what the hell difference does knowing the modem make, the problem is clearly been identified as the router.
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what the hell difference does knowing the modem make, the problem is clearly been identified as the router.

maybe cause his modem is full duplex his routers wan was half duplex and his pc nic set on full duplex instead of auto config I dunno
post #9 of 11
i had the same thing happen to me. I upgraded my router to a WNDR3700v2 and my speeds tripled
post #10 of 11
I use the cheapest belkin wireless router I could find and I get the exact same speeds giver or half a mb. Needed something to let me browse on my netbook don't really care how fast it goes. But as far as wired I'm getting the same speeds.
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