DSL download speeds are ALOT slower when I connect a router.
Posted on 2004-09-28
Ok, heres my problem: I just recently set up a small network in my room. I am in the U.S. Army and my roomate and I both have a laptop that are less then a year old. We both have pretty much the same specs. I am using a Belkin Cable/DSL Gateway Router. We both are using the same exact cables from the router to our computers. But for some reason he has a much greater dowload speed than i am. My bytes recieved, after having my computer online for a day, will barely reach ten thousand. He, on the other hand, gets into the millions within minutes. I tried adjusting my settings to match his and still no luck. Now when i connect to the modem directly without the use of the router(which of course my roomate can no longer connect), i have a connection speed that beats his. I tried updating my network card, and i also tried using a D-Link DI-704P router but still no luck. Also when we use our P2P sharing program, i only get a dowload speed of 2-30 kb/s. He gets anywhere from 30-100 kb/s. I've asked so many people, called tech support, and tried tweaking programs for the past month. I've even tried switching ISP's!! I would love to have my speed back to the way it was before i started using that god-forsaken router!! PLEEEASE help me!