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I m helping a friend to setup his streamyx and Wireless LAN. While I am able to setup the streamyx and the wireless router, the speed seems to be extremely slow (a few bytes per sec!).
There are 4 PCs: 2 on wireless, 2 on wired. The network is OK, everyone can ping each other, and everyone can access the Internet. The router is the DHCP server n gateway. But it's just too slow.
At first I thot, it was streamyx, but I tried to connect Streamyx locally to one of the PC, and the speed seems to be OK (800kb/s using Streamyx speed test).
The router is an Aztech NA8300 and the TMNet Modem is ADSL Modem 2/2+ DB102 from Rigel.
So I suspect the router is the problem. Any idea??
14-03-2007, 03:39 PM
Have you tried testing the connection speed by connecting using the network cable from the modem to a machine? The speed in different config will help you isolate the problem.
Yes, I did. I connected (wired) a PC to the modem (locally) and 'dialled' from the PC (using PPPoE). It works fine and the connection speed was OK. But when I do it thru the router (either wired or wireless), it was really really slow.
So I guess it's the router. I tried disabling the Port Filtering (it was enable by default - blocking incoming traffic from WAN), and it improved slightly.
16-03-2007, 12:44 PM
there are many possiblities, since u had already isolated the streamyx and modem, the problems might be the router and the PC.
there should not be any configuration in the router that limit the speed other than QOS, if that feature in the router, disable it.
if i am you i will do the following in order
1. test with just 1 PC, with the router. is the speed slow?
2. if yes, don't do anything to the PC, check if the network light is blinking, if it is blinking non stop, some suspicious software in the system.
3. if not, try one by one add in the PC until it become slow...
4. last resort, loan a router from other friend and test...
u are almost there...
Not sure about the QOS thingy, will check it out when i m there again. I did check with only one PC and it is still slow. I tried with my own laptop, still slow. So I guess it's the router. I thnk I'll get a spare router on my next visit.
17-03-2007, 09:33 AM
1. Check your laptop's speed specs - is it a, b or g ?
2. Then check in your router's configuration area and see what spec is it configured to connect to...
I think getting the answers to these two items would solve the slow speed.
I was told that my friend made a complaint to TMNet and they given him a fix IP (??). But when I asked him whether they hv upgraded him to a different account and speed, he said no idea.
Aiyo, some people is just clueless, they really have no idea what they are dealing with when they sign their names on the contract.
Since he is happy and surfing at high speed, I believe it has solve his problem.
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