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Hi i was hoping someone could help me resolve my problem. i'm currently getting <600kps DL speeds. when i go to my basement i get at least 2MB the problem is my router is in the basement and i'm 2 floors above. I am using a Dlink PCIe network adapter and my router is a Dlink N+

I have a Ethernet port in my room but i get the same speeds. if not worse. i tried hooking up my router to the Ethernet port in my room but it doesn't connect.

Is there anyway i can achieve better DL speeds? A good computer is nearly useless without a good connection frown.gif
    
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The wireless sucks because you're two stories above the wireless router which uses dipole antenna's that have very small vertical signal plains. Something is wrong with the your Ethernet cabling if you're connecting directly from your wireless router via one of the Ethernet ports to your PC and you're getting worse results.
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Have you tried going directly from your computer from the modem? Perhaps your router is what causes the problem.
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you have an ethernet port in your room? as in you have a cat5 jack? did you network the cat5 jack to your router? you would need your router to be at your junction if you have one.

if your inside networking isn't feasible, could try power line adapters.
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Sometimes, a router splits your internet connection bandwidth between computers. So the speeds you are getting can be normal. Try updating the firmware on the router, that may fix it.
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Originally Posted by scottsee;12907536 
The wireless sucks because you're two stories above the wireless router which uses dipole antenna's that have very small vertical signal plains. Something is wrong with the your Ethernet cabling if you're connecting directly from your wireless router via one of the Ethernet ports to your PC and you're getting worse results.
^ this

get a lan cable tester
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0234584

and/or re terminate the ends of the cables/outlets
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Originally Posted by adcantu;12907568 
you have an ethernet port in your room? as in you have a cat5 jack? did you network the cat5 jack to your router? you would need your router to be at your junction if you have one.

if your inside networking isn't feasible, could try power line adapters.

Could you please dumb that down for me? smile.gif

If i want to connect my computer via the jack in my room i need to change my speed and duplex to 10/half duplex. or it doesn't connect. my dad says its because the line is so long. So i think wireless is my only way to go. but if wired is possible that would be my first pick.

There is a cable cord going into my modem then the router is right beside it. There are no other connections in the back besides the input and the one output thats going to my room. thats all i really know :/ sorry im kind of nubish in this area..
    
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originally you said if you plug into the jack it doesn't work, wasn't sure if you meant it didn't get power at all, so I thought maybe you didn't have it networked at all. if it is networked, I dont think you could have enough distance in your house to make a difference, it could be wired incorrectly or there could be problems with the line itself, such as if it was stapled through it when they installed it.

if you cant get the wired networking to work, and wireless isnt working for you, you could try some power line adapters.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122233&cm_re=powerline_ethernet_adapter_kit-_-33-122-233-_-Product
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no, cat5/5e have 100m (300ft) limits
any length runs in a house will be fine
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A good computer is nearly useless without a good connection
There's nothing wrong with 600 KB/sec.
It doesn't inherently limit you from doing anything (gaming, voip, streaming videos, etc).

Keep in mind if you're using something like N MIMO you need to increase the channel width for wireless on the router.
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i need to change my speed and duplex to 10/half duplex. or it doesn't connect. my dad says its because the line is so long.
Sounds like the cable needs to be reterminated.
You should be good for at least 100 mbps up to 100 meters (~330 ft).
Also, 10 mbit would impose an artificial limitation around 1.25 MB/sec.
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