Router Distributed Internet and Cable. Is This why internet is slow?

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  1. Waramp4X4

    Waramp4X4 k car technician

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    Ive got a wireless 3com router with 4 ports. The internet and TV and cable come in a package from the same company. So the routers ports are: Internet/TV/TV/Open

    Internet is really slow overall around here, but useable. This pc is directly connected to the router. Playing games online im lucky to get 100k/s. Downloading can get up to 200k/s sometimes. :greddy: 2ghz 1 gig ram nothing running in background. spyware free etc...

    I had 3 friends come over with laptops and play some games. I couldnt even run starcraft smoothly. One laptop had alot of garbage running in the background. So we dropped that player and the 3 of us continued.
    PC(cable)/Laptop(wireless)/Laptop(wireless)/Laptop(wireless)/TV1(cable)/TV2(cable)

    Is this too much crap for one router?
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    Would it make any difference if the 2 TV cables were unplugged from the router?

    Any tips/tricks on how to diagnose what is wrong with it? My friend in the same city can get 250k/s on his wireless.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    3com isn't shit, but I'd rather have one of the semi-pro Netgears in the blue metal boxes.
     
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    7mbps consistant > who-the-fuck-knows-what-the-neighbors-are-doing cable.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If you're getting 7Mbps in each direction over DSL, you are fantastically lucky. We get 3Mbps down, 1Mbps up, and only if we want to buy the extra-expensive plan.
     
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    it's 7mbps down, 1mpbs up. $36/month


    Charter sells a 10mbps/1mbps svc for $69/month and I tried it and got a max 4Mbps down at the wee-hours of the morning, and it dropped to 60Kbps (dialup, basically) during peak hours.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Man, I never even got 60kbps on a $100 modem. Are your phone lines out there made of gold or something?

    Anyway, on most of the Right Coast, cable is the better bet. I guess the phone lines are older around here. FiOS is nice, if you can afford it, but at $100 a month it's rather expensive.
     
  9. Doomsday

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    it really depends on location

    dsl is distance sensitive, the farther you are from the switching station, the slower it gets
    cable is traffic sensitive, more users sharing the bandwidth, the slower it gets
     
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    I average around 710KB/sec if the other end has the bw.
     
  11. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    That is because it's Charter. Fuck that shit company.
     
  12. XR250rdr

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    That plan is $49/mo here. I have the 5mb/512kb plan and typically get really close to 5mb most of the time. The other times my roommate is probably downloading something too.
     

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