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2 years ago#1
I have comcast. When I speed test my connection with my modem connected directly to the computer, I get about 90 Mbps. When I connect it to my router, then router to PC, I get about 30 Mbps. I understand the router splits the connection to other connected devices but I had no other devices connected to the router via wifi. Is my router limiting my connection speed and not giving me the high speed my Internet is capable of? My router I have is the linksys wrt54gs, which is an older router that has a max Mbps of 54...? (Not sure this is entirely correct as I could not find the info) I want to get a newer router but only if my old router is limiting my speed.
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2 years ago#2
yeah it sounds like your old router is limiting your speed
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2 years ago#3
Are you using wifi to connect? That's about the right speed for that,
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2 years ago#4
Quote:Are you using wifi to connect? That's about the right speed for that,
@reincarnator07

For my main desktop, I have it connected via router/modem setup and testing the speed on that computer, not through wifi, and it gives me about 30 Mbps(With no other devices connected on wifi). Directly from PC to modem gives me about 90 Mbps.
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2 years ago#5
Thanks for your help guys, I think it might be the router but I'm not sure. Anymore opinions on this matter?
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2 years ago#6
with that speed you might wanna invest in a newer router.
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2 years ago#7
Quote:with that speed you might wanna invest in a newer router.
@datopgamer

So it really is my router then?
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