A&P got a completely irrelevant question

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    my old modem took a dump. replaced it, but it wouldn't work with my router I had, so we bought a new one. For whatever reason, the new one has a 'limit' (it seems) on downloads and is quick on uploads. Example... I can download only half as fast as I can upload.

    I want to know if anyone knows anything about routers and if there is a way to bump the download rate up??? I've never had this problem, and I'm not guru in this field, thats why i'm asking. :)
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    what sort of connection are you on? where/how are you testing the download speed? what type of router and modem did you buy? i've never heard of a typical dsl or cable connection running a faster upload than download.
     
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    Exactly!!!

    I bought a Wireless-N Linksys router. Its pissing me off because we have Comcast, and I'm not even running bullshit 56k speeds. :wtc:

    This is on my Mac Pro... w/ an airport card on it. I was running hella faster w/ the last modem/router combo.
    [​IMG]

    been about a week, and its pissing me off because I can't figure it out. :mad:
     
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    It's obvious your upload and download tubes are reversed. Flip the connector over.
     
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    what connector? :confused:
     
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    The one that looks like a fat telephone connector with lots of pretty colors.
     
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    you mean... flip it as in plug the end thats in the router now into the model and the piece in the modem into the router? :dunno:
     
  8. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    your upload is really damn fast :o

    i'm guessing its something configured wrong with your wireless. do you have a computer you can run a cat5 to the router to test it? do you have any other computers on the network (including the neighbors jumping on:o )? have anything running in the background, ie a torrent client?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    put the program on one of the laptops in the house. w/ the cable directly into the laptop, it ran normal... fast download, fast enough upload. The connection is basically from the wall to the modem, modem to router, router to the rest of the house. Its secure and the password is set. No neighbors jumping on, nothing. I have a torrent client on my computer (Transmission), but it doesn't run all the time. its shut off 90% of the time.
     
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    just to give you an idea of my frustration...

    [​IMG]

    :wtc:
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if the connection works fine on a laptop plugged into the router, i'm going to guess that the wireless is misconfigured. in the router, try setting the wireless back to b/g only, don't broadcast on the n band wireless and see if that fixes your problem. :o
     
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    how would I go about doing that? :o
     
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    mind you, the only reason I bought this router is because our house is big... and I didn't think a G router would transmit a strong enough signal. The router sits on the 1st floor on the west side of the house and my computer is on the top floor, on the east side of the house. Lots of space... lots of walls. But it shouldn't be this slow.
     
  14. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    personally in this situation, i'd run cables in the walls :o but then again i can bring home all the tools i'd need (that i don't already own anyways) from work.

    which model exactly of router is it? i'll try to look at the manual and find the correct setup.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :mamoru: i just realized that your screen shot shows you downloading shit from my site
     
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    :big grin:
     
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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8639967&type=product&id=1194054018722

    Believe its that one. I'd hate to get up and chug it all the way to the other side of the house w/ out breaking it. :big grin:
     
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    Are you actually getting an N-signal with your laptop?
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    looks like under the menu
    Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings
    there should be an option for Network Mode, see what this is set to and if its set to n-only, try using mixed. if its on mixed, try using g-only. see if that helps. if not, i'll try to find a better one. :o
     
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    I'll try that... thanks. :bigthumb:
     
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    damn man. that sucks. I'm on wireless N too...

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Girth

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    :wtc:
     
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    There's your problem.
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is the ethernet cable cord plugged DIRECTLY into my Mac Pro. WTF!!!
     
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    Get a better router. Fuck wireless-n


    Linksys WRT54G :bowdown:
     

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