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I bought the new E3000 linksys wireless n router. It is a great router, but the internet connection is still slow. I did a speed test online and these were my results...

Download speed - 5.36 Mb/s Upload speed - 1.71 Mb/s Ping - 134 ms ISP - Optimum Online

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asked Aug 18 '10 at 00:11

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Well at least your still faster than dial up...

(Aug 18 '10 at 03:27) DAJUVI DAJUVI's gravatar image
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It doesn't matter what router you use, you will always get the same speed, the only difference a better wireless router will make is better local network speeds, for example transferring large files between computers on the network wirelessly. The only way you can improve your internetspeed is by oaring your sip more for a better package or switching ISP to one who can provide a greater speed.

(Aug 18 '10 at 11:07) Headwards Headwards's gravatar image

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What are you paying for from your service provider? Your connection speed is only as fast as what you are plugging into. You can also try plugging directly into the cable modem.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 00:14

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Well check with your ISP and see what speed that you are paying for. Even tough you get a new router your speed won't vary greatly. And don't worry that speed is actually pretty good.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 03:25

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though* Tough is like strong.

(Aug 19 '10 at 19:55) DanielHep DanielHep's gravatar image

What is the suggested speed for what you are paying. It may just be that that is what you are paying for.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 00:14

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Well I am not sure about you guys but Clear Wireless has a really good wireless setup, if your interested just look them up online also try Verizon internet service, its been pretty good to me.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 05:20

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i had Verizon dsl and it is so... slow plus it disconnected all the time but i have herd Verizon fios is good but its not available here so i have comcast http://www.speedtest.net/result/919081599.png

(Aug 18 '10 at 08:41) cscash241 cscash241's gravatar image

you have a slow connection purchasing a new router won't do sh1t get a better connection and use wired not wireless if you can

answered Aug 18 '10 at 08:37

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First, your speed is good to extra good when compared to a lot of residential dsl services I deal with. Almost 10 times faster than the V... dsl here. Unless your router was defective, most routers today can handle much more speed from the internet connection than they will see from the ISP. To check the actual speed of the internet connection, assuming your modem uses DHCP, temporarily plug your computer directly into the router (making sure the firewall is turned on) and restart the computer and check the speed. You may be greatly surprised.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 09:23

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Fail.................

(Aug 18 '10 at 11:09) Headwards Headwards's gravatar image

The router has virtually nill affect on your connection. You could be getting 1mps with Bill Gate's router if thats what your provider is giving you. You should upgrade your whole broadband package if you want faster.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 11:01

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It doesn't matter what router you use, you will always get the same speed, the only difference a better wireless router will make is better local network speeds, for example transferring large files between computers on the network wirelessly. The only way you can improve your internetspeed is by oaring your sip more for a better package or switching ISP to one who can provide a greater speed.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 11:08

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I can tell you from field experience, that changing routers can make a difference in your connection speed. Remember there is a small processor on board that controls everything and different processor as we all know a different cpu can make a difference. I have been told, no documentation, by a local distributors that the new easy setup, "Valet" routers from Cisco are slower than their standard counter part. A lot goes on in a router, switching packets, DHCP services, NAT, etc... As I said earlier, try a straight connection into the modem as opposed to going through the router and check the speed. It can be amazing. A Comcast tech turned me on to that trick.

(Aug 18 '10 at 11:23) Dan Rudder Dan%20Rudder's gravatar image

DHCP and NAT have no effect on a speed test at http://www.speedtest.net plugging directly into cable modem and or going via router gives same result.

I have just performed 2 sets of speed tests,

tests direct to modem 13.8Mb/s 14.2MB/s 15.1MB/s 12.5MB/s 11.9MB/s

tests through router 14.0MB/s 13.5MB/s 15.4MB/s 14.6MB/s 14.1MB/s

(Aug 18 '10 at 21:43) Headwards Headwards's gravatar image

HA, you call that slow? That seems like light speed for me.

Honestly though, it's your ISP that controls your speed. I recently discovered that my ISP was purposely limiting my speed to 1/3 of what I paid for, so I demanded they reduce my bill to the plan that is actually slower than what I get, but keep my current speeds. I was surprised when they did. Ahh, the joy of complaining publicly on Twitter and Facebook. They offered and I accepted I guess. But I was kinda demanding my speed to be increased to what I was paying for, but they said my area wouldn't support it and I was like WTF folks, I hate you. But they lowered my pricing, so that's good. Now if only they would give me a LITTLE more speed. 1mbit down and 128kbit up is pathetic when compared to, well, everyone.

Rural life sucks.

answered Aug 18 '10 at 19:47

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Optimum online has the most inconsistant service that I have ever experienced. I have the lowest tier subscription from Optimum Online: it is supposed to be 15Mbps down/3Mbps up. I get similar speeds to your latest result (3Mbps down/2Mbps up - 5Mbps down/2Mbps up) at peek hours.

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answered Aug 18 '10 at 22:21

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