New router but slower download speed


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Eduction
       #1

    New router but slower download speed


    Hello,

    I just replaced my old router (Linksys WRT54G) to a Linksys x1000. However, my download speed is slower than the previous router I had. I tried the following things to resolve this problem:



    • Upgrading to the latest firmware version;
    • Updated my wireless network card drivers to the latest version;
    • Switching between different channels (channel 1 and 5 and default channel). I have set Network Mode to: Mixed and I set Channel Width to Automatic (20 or 40 MHz).


    When using my old router I had an average download speed of 1 MB/sec while using the new router I can't get pas 500 KB/sec. In both cases I was sitting next to the router.

    Oh, and by the way, there's also a port on the router named DSL. It looks like it doesn't matter whether I connect that port to my modem. How come? What's its function?

    Anyone got an idea?

    Thanks



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  2. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 11 25131.100)
       #2

    Hi,
    Try switching DNS address to Open DNS or Google DNS.
    Last edited by brummyfan; 28 Jan 2016 at 13:23.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Eduction
    Thread Starter
       #3

    brummyfan said:
    Hi,
    Try switching DNS address to Open DNS or Google DNS.
    Hello Brummyfan, thanks for your reply. Do you mean switching to Open DNS on my router settings or on my laptop? I did see something about static DNS. And do you mean 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 as for Google's DNS?
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  4. Posts : 171
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       #4

    8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 DNS is what he meant.
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  5. Posts : 171
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       #5

    On the Router would work best.
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  6. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 11 25131.100)
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    Some101 said:
    Hello Brummyfan, thanks for your reply. Do you mean switching to Open DNS on my router settings or on my laptop? I did see something about static DNS. And do you mean 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 as for Google's DNS?
    Yes, you got the google DNS address correct, change the dns in your laptop and if you can change in your router settings, change there as well. If changing DNS doesn't work, you could get in touch with your ISP and get them change your profile to faster one.
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