my wireless router is slowing down my internet speed

solidrok

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I have Comcast internet and am paying for 25mbps. I have my own Motorola SB6121 as a modem. When Use Ethernet and connect to my modem I get 25-28mbps. I also have a gigabit connection between my computer and my modem. Once I connect my NETGEAR Wireless Router - N300 (WNR2000) the connection goes down to a low range of 1-7 mbps. I understand there could be a loss of speed and I was wondering if there is anything I could do to use my current router or if buying a new one would be better. Btw I am in a 1000 square foot apartment that is mostly open and there is no other 2.4 ghz signals in between my router and my wireless devices.
 

solidrok

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like i said the router is in a 1000 sqft apartment so its max 15 feet away... and there are a ton of other wifi sources, how do i change the channel?
 

USAFRet

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Inside the router config. Possibly change it off the default channel. All your neighbors are also using that same default.
 

solidrok

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my default was set as auto should i pick a certain one?
also i noticed a very odd thing when i was looking in the router config.
when i look to see who is on i get this

when i refresh i get this


 

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Hi,

I also had the same problem, and changing the channel didn't help.
You can try updating the firmware version of your router, I worked for me.
 

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Yeah, my firmware is updated to the most recent, V1.2.0.6_36.0.58, and I changed my channel as well. It was 6, like the neighbors, now it is 11. I only have two neighbors networks around me. Both houses are about 30-50yds away.

Any other ideas, anyone?

 

digitaldoc

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In a potentially congested area, you need to determine how many other networks are coming into your apartment, and what channels they are using. This can be done with free software such as inSSID.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html

Once you have run that, you can see what channel the other networks are on, and you can choose another one (hopefully). On the 2.4 GHz band, remember that there are really only 3 channels to choose from, namely 1, 6 and 11 due to channel bonding.

In my experience, it seems that many routers seem to default to channel 1, and you may be better off on 6 or 11. The other solution is to upgrade to AC as it is less congested and you are more likely to find a free channel.
 

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Go here. Read instructions. Follow them. Problem is fixed. I have Netgear N300 wireless router and motorola surfboard. Was getting around 20mbps, and now getting 50+mbps with comcast(what I was paying for the whole time....). Hope this helps. It helped me.

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Basic-Internet-Connectivity-And/Low-internet-speed-resolved-Linksys-E900-router/m-p/1314593/highlight/true
 

nuix0923

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when you attach a router to any kind of modem, the internet speed will slow down due to the fact of overhead issues.
but it shouldnt be that much of a downfall...
try getting a new modem and see if the problem persits. if it does, try getting a new router and see if the problem persits.
call comcast and seek for further assistance when it all fails.
keep us updated
 

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nsartor

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I have a belkin n300 and it was slowing my download speed from 17 to 5! Upload was the same at 1. Tried updating firmware - nothing. Tried disabling QoS but the option was grayed out and wouldn't let me! Finally disabled "Intellistream" option and all is good!
 

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