D/Ling while surfing the web

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  1. cleankutazn

    cleankutazn New Member

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    How come it becomes so slow when im d/ling using only 200 KB/s while my bandwidth is capable of 15Mb/s ? My comp is brand new...could it be the router,LAN or the cable modem?
     
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    Just because your ISP says you can download at 15MB/s doesn't mean you will.
     
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    If you're using XP, try raising the limit on tcp connection attempts.

    Also, restart your modem and router if you haven't done that already. And check your router for other people who could be stealing your internet.
     
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    If they are stealing my internet i wouldnt be able to see speeds of 15Mb/s on the speed tests right?
     
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    By downloading, do you mean using torrents?
     
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    Your router may not be able to handle the amount of simultaneous connections.

    Also are you connecting to your router by wireless or through ethernet?
     
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    through ethernet from the router...so its the router?
     
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    possibly..

    Manufacturer, Model ?
     
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    The router is a belkin super A+G its only like 2 years old
     
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    um yeah.. you can do better than that..

    Flip the router over, look for a model number
     
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    I also noticed that the d/l goes all the way down to 10kb/s when im loading a website then the d/l speed goes back up again
     
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    the model number is F6D3230
     
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    Edit: sorry, I read your reply incorrectly. This is odd behavior
     
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    Seems someone else has reported a similar issue in the past.

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15248732?hilite=

    It's possible that the router can't handle large amounts of simultaneous connections.

    Have you tried a speedtest from your ISP? from other ISP? What are the results? If they are fairly decent it would seem to confirm that the issue is probably the router's inability to handle large amounts of simultaneous connections
     
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    i tried the speed test..its shows 15mb d/l and 1.5mb d/l....how do i know for sure its my router?
     
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    thanks for your help :)
     
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    If you're getting full speed from a speedtest, then it's likely the router.

    The only way to tell for sure, would be to remove the router, and test without it. This will leave your computer vulnerable without NAT or SPI. I wouldn't recommend trying this unless you have a software firewall, and even then I would not suggest this as a permanent solution. Always use dedicated hardware to shield your home network.
     

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