I'm inside a fairly large network (in an apartment complex, 650 users) where there's 1-2 Cisco Routers upfront. When I use my router (both a Netgear RT314 and a Gigafast router that is good) for some reason I receive a constant 125-150k/second. This totally hoses my internet connection (10kb/sec w/ 50+% packet loss). This is with either router. When I directly connect to the line though my connection speed is upwards of 20mbits/sec (the network is dual DS3's) and i'm not receiving all of this traffic (the 125-150 k/sec as mentioned above)!!! Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? For those who wonder, the network does use switched ports for all connections.
I've tried the following:
1) Spoofed the MAC on the routers thinking someone was attacking them because they're routers
2) Used a hub and the uplink and gotten several DHCP leases. This works fine and give me my speed but it does not provide the security i'd like to have with the router.
3) Tried different routers.
4) Talking to the net admin. He doesn't mind me using multiple connections at all but hasn't figured out why this his happening
Someone mentioned the phrase broadcast storm and while I understand the concept behind it I'm not sure what I can do to fix it if this is the problem.
Any and all help would be appreciated.