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post #11 of 23
In my area (yours may vary) I am able to pick from 3 speeds from my local providers. $25 monthly for regular (95% of people use this i'm guessing), $35 for faster speed, and $50-55 for fastest speed.

So the thing you need to buy for faster internet is faster internet.
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Test your speed at speedtest.net and then test it again wired.D o it a few times at different times of day to see what your average is.Check with your provider to see how fast it is suppose to be.
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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Test your speed at speedtest.net and then test it again wired.D o it a few times at different times of day to see what your average is.Check with your provider to see how fast it is suppose to be.
this is a good idea, thanks.

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I actually had this problem, too. I was only getting 2Mbps download speed through cable internet. I tested with a wired connection through the modem itself and found that the router was slowing the internet down. I found a copy of dd-wrt from here, flashed it, and reconfigured my router. My internet speed went from 2Mbps to 20Mbps. Worth a shot if your router supports dd-wrt.
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A wireless b router is terrible. That is the first thing that needs to go. Even a G would be worlds better and you can get a good N for cheap now (like 40-50 bucks) and I would recommend the DIR-615
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A wireless b router is terrible. That is the first thing that needs to go. Even a G would be worlds better and you can get a good N for cheap now (like 40-50 bucks) and I would recommend the DIR-615
If I change the router, will I need to tell my ISP or anything? Or do I just swap and plug in, install and that's it?
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A plane ticket to Korea LOL
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If I change the router, will I need to tell my ISP or anything? Or do I just swap and plug in, install and that's it?
no,you don't need to contact your ISP.but to reset ip,just unplug the modem for about 10mins.(all the wires).then plug modem in 1st and let boot up,then plug router in and you should be good to go.
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A plane ticket to Korea LOL
North, correct?
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A wireless b router is terrible. That is the first thing that needs to go. Even a G would be worlds better and you can get a good N for cheap now (like 40-50 bucks) and I would recommend the DIR-615
Yes wireless B blows! If you are low on moneys get a wireless G, otherwise get an N... i just upgraded from the Linksys WRT54G (DDWRT Firmware) to the D-link DIR-655 and it rocks! I have the samsung wireless adapter on my blu-ray player and netflix streams great! I got it at tigerdirect for like $54.99 it was sold as damaged box but i received one in the original box unopened brand new.... awesome deal
As others have said, if you have cable, you should be able to turn off the modem, plug in the new router, turn on the modem (wait till it comes all the way up), then turn on the router and you should be good (of course set security and change the default password for admin of the router).....
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