Cable/DSL router throughput.
Posted on 2003-02-25
Recently I finally got cable and immediately hooked it up to my netgear cable/dsl router. Eventually I began to realize that the speeds could not break the 5mbit barrier (advertised at 10 max). I've decided to investigate and after making a direct connection between the modem and my pc I saw that it was able to reach the full 10, or close to it (1meg/s). The question I have is, do you believe it is possible to somehow resolve my routers inefficiency (I have updated the firmware and noticed that the mtu is set properly at 1500), there are very few options left as to how this can be repaired (contacting tech support will be my last option due to my everlasting love of staying on hold). I'm looking into an alternate solution, connecting the cable to the uplink port on my hub and distribute this among my main computer(for the max download) and the router for the remaining computers, this sounds a bit farfetched but it is a start, if someone can offer a better idea...