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wgr614v10 VERY SLOW - out of ideas...

Ben_da_destroye
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wgr614v10 VERY SLOW - out of ideas...

I just upgraded my speed to 200+ mbps. My ISP helped me make sure my modem is functional. When I connect the PC to the modem directly, I get the desired speed. When I connect through the router (wired and wireless) I max out around 40 mbps. My old speed was 70 ish so I know it can handle more. I tried reseting the router to default. I tried many things. PLEASE HELP!
Thank you.

Model: WGR614v10|54Mbps 802.11g Wireless Router
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antinode
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Re: wgr614v10 VERY SLOW - out of ideas...

> I just upgraded my speed to 200+ mbps. [...]

 

   Note: "m" = "milli" = 1/1000.  "M" = "mega" = 1000000.

 

   If I were paying for 200Mb/s service, then I'd probably be looking to
replace my antique router with a router having Ethernet ports faster
than 10/100MHz.  (And better wireless capability, too.)

 

> [...] My old speed was 70 ish so I know it can handle more. [...]

 

   Then you know more than I do.  I, for example, don't know how you got
these speed numbers, or if you did it the same way before and after the
service upgrade.  I would not expect a "Wireless g" (54Mb/s) router to
do 70Mb/s over a wireless connection.

 

> [...] I tried many things. [...]

 

   I'd expect that trying a newer/faster router would do better than any
of those (unspecified) "many things".

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Ben_da_destroye
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Re: wgr614v10 VERY SLOW - out of ideas...

Thanks for the reply.
The router has 4 lan ports. The 70 ish that I recall was using a wired ethernet connection. I came to the same conclusion after some research. I am now on the market for a new router in the $100 area. Do you have any suggestions or search parameters?
Thanks again.
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antinode
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Re: wgr614v10 VERY SLOW - out of ideas...

> [...] I am now on the market for a new router in the $100 area. Do you
> have any suggestions or search parameters?

 

   For a start, I'd look for gigabit Ethernet ports (your Windows system
looks ready for that), and "ac" wireless network capability.  (That
would be two steps up from "g".  (b -> g -> n -> ac.)

 

   With a limited budget, I'd look for a used unit on Ebay.  I'd also
look beyond Netgear.  A couple of years ago, I might have recommended an
R7000, but reports here of problems with recent firmware releases would
prevent that now.

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