Router Speed/WAN Connection?


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Dan R

Does the WAN port of your wired router (where the cable modem plugs into the
router) directly effect your speed? For example, my old router has a 10 Mbps
WAN port and 4 10/100 Mbps LAN ports that you hook the computers directly to.
Does the WAN speed of 10 Mbps make me unable to reach a speed higher than 10
Mbps for all my LAN connections? I am asking because I recently upgraded my
speed to 20 Mbps and was wondering if I need to invest in a new wired router.
 
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Steve Winograd

Does the WAN port of your wired router (where the cable modem plugs into the
router) directly effect your speed? For example, my old router has a 10 Mbps
WAN port and 4 10/100 Mbps LAN ports that you hook the computers directly to.
Does the WAN speed of 10 Mbps make me unable to reach a speed higher than 10
Mbps for all my LAN connections? I am asking because I recently upgraded my
speed to 20 Mbps and was wondering if I need to invest in a new wired router.

The WAN port will limit the speed of each LAN computer connection to
10 Mbps. To get higher speed, replace your router with one that has a
faster WAN port.
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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David B.

The PC's will be limited to 10Mbps for web access, LAN access will still be
100Mbps.
 
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Barb Bowman

and to add to this, you would never get 10 because of the overhead.
the 7.2 you've been seeing (per the other thread) is about what
you'd expect over a 10 meg WAN port.

suggest you look to setting the NIC speed as I suggested in the
other thread and connecting directly to the cable modem to see if
things improve. reboot the cable modem as well.

Does the WAN port of your wired router (where the cable modem plugs into the
router) directly effect your speed? For example, my old router has a 10 Mbps
WAN port and 4 10/100 Mbps LAN ports that you hook the computers directly to.
Does the WAN speed of 10 Mbps make me unable to reach a speed higher than 10
Mbps for all my LAN connections? I am asking because I recently upgraded my
speed to 20 Mbps and was wondering if I need to invest in a new wired router.
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Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
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http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

Hi
If your Internet connection is 20Mb/sec. you need a new Router that its WAN
port is rated above 20Mb/sec.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
 
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Steve Winograd

The PC's will be limited to 10Mbps for web access, LAN access will still be
100Mbps.

Yes, that's what I meant, but I see that my reply could be interpreted
differently.

Thanks for clarifying it.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 
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