MAJOR broadband problems on network


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Guest

Me and my roommate have been running on the same wireless router for about 2
years now... we have the Linksys WRT54GSV4. As of recently we've been
experiencing really bad bandwith lag if one of the computers on our network
ran a torrenting program with actively downloading torrents. The computer
which was downloading would get close to zero browser loading speeds, as well
as the other 2 computers on the network. I know that our router can support a
higher bandwith load efficiently, because a couple of months ago we would be
able to run a browser with lightning speed while downloading, and run online
games no problem on top of it. The average downlading speed we get out of a
broadband test without torrent downloads running, is about 12-13mb/s with
about 130kb/s upload. Our network includes two computers directly wired from
the router and mine which I use a wireless networking card to connect. I've
been considering my new wireless card being the source of the problem, as I
replaced it bout a month ago, but I threw that off when I noticed other
computers lagging out just as bad. I know there has to be a way to fix this
problem, or maybe is our router failing out with age? I've talked to Linksys
tech support people through a chat, all they do is give me a few
configurations to lower the MTU size in the network setup page, as well as
changing beacon and DTIM intervals, but it works to no avail. Would
appreciate any help that could come our way on this!
Phil
 
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Guest

PolishPower611 said:
Me and my roommate have been running on the same wireless router for about 2
years now... we have the Linksys WRT54GSV4. As of recently we've been
experiencing really bad bandwith lag if one of the computers on our network
ran a torrenting program with actively downloading torrents. The computer
which was downloading would get close to zero browser loading speeds, as well
as the other 2 computers on the network. I know that our router can support a
higher bandwith load efficiently, because a couple of months ago we would be
able to run a browser with lightning speed while downloading, and run online
games no problem on top of it. The average downlading speed we get out of a
broadband test without torrent downloads running, is about 12-13mb/s with
about 130kb/s upload. Our network includes two computers directly wired from
the router and mine which I use a wireless networking card to connect. I've
been considering my new wireless card being the source of the problem, as I
replaced it bout a month ago, but I threw that off when I noticed other
computers lagging out just as bad. I know there has to be a way to fix this
problem, or maybe is our router failing out with age? I've talked to Linksys
tech support people through a chat, all they do is give me a few
configurations to lower the MTU size in the network setup page, as well as
changing beacon and DTIM intervals, but it works to no avail. Would
appreciate any help that could come our way on this!
Phil

Check for Electro magnetic interfierence in your location/area
check for recently installed EMI near the modem/router also
was there also some new installation of SatDish/CB radio antenna in your vicinity?
 
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Bill

This may not be relevant to the router. I have noticed that a torrent
program or a news grabber (grab-it) want to monopolize the connection. I
have even gone into task manager and set the torrent program to a lower
priority without luck. The program may be throwing so many requests at
the router that it gets a bit overwhelmed.
Just another thing to look at.
Bill Baka
 

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