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I need some expert help.

I have a Belkin 7230-4 Wireless Router and a working USB adapter. Transfer speed between the computer and TiVo is nothing to complain about, it's 1:1.

The problem is my cable broadband download speed tends to be anywhere from 1/4 to 1/8 of what it can be when hooked up through that router. I've checked the router website and cannot find anything that helps to fix the problem.

So, I'm thinking about getting a different router. "Auto speed sensing" might be what I need. The Linksys WRT54g seems to have that.

I'm just concerned that switching my router will increase the download speed from the internet at the expense of the transfer speed.

If anyone has a comment or suggestion to get the best of all worlds, it would be greatly, greatly appreciated. :)
 

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I have Road Runner. When I hook up my computer directly to the modem, the speed is in the 2-4mb download range (depending on the time of day). Turn around and hook up the Belkin router and the speed decreases to the 300-500k download range. The Belkin site says the MAC address needs to be cloned to the router, which I did. No difference.

So right now, it's a cable broadband modem outputting to the Belkin wireless router going to the computer.

The D-Link USB 802.11b adapter I have on the TiVo is working fine and I have no complaints on that transfer speed between the PC and TiVo.
 

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Oh, I don't doubt I have the terms wrong. :)

I just compare speed tests results between direct connection and wireless router connection. On the same speed test site, the direct connection shows a 2000-4000 download speed while the routered connection shows 300-500. Which is where I get my 1/4 to 1/8. Plus, it's such a big gap, it doesn't take much surfing to know there's a difference.

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
 

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I do have encryption enabled, but the computer in question is connected via ethernet directly to the router. I didn't think that would affect it?

I just disabled the encryption and reran the speed test. It's still showing the lower numbers.
 

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I don't know of any wireless routers to borrow.

I called the cable company "it's a router issue". I swear that would be the answer regardless of the real problem. :rolleyes:

At this point, I think I'll be going out to Circuit City and just try that Linksys. It couldn't hurt.
 

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davezatz said:
Have you tried updating the firmware on the router? Is the router new and/or has it always been slow? Have you tried a factory reset to see if that helps any?
Firmware is up to date on my router. But, the firmware hasn't been updated by Belkin since 10/04, which is something I was focusing on. The most recent Linksys update on the router I was looking at was just yesterday, so that's why I was thinking of switching.

Router is less than 2 months old, the Cable broadband is new. I had 384k DSL prior to this.

Factory reset was done a week or so ago to the same results.
 

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Wow! I didn't even know about that. I'm glad this is really a router issue and not something I didn't know how to fix. Thanks a million!

Off to CC to get a Linksys.....
 

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CuriousMark said:
I have the F5D7230-4 ver 2000, so I decided to test too. On DSL I get
Download Speed: 1385 kbps (173.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 131 kbps (16.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Which means my router is fine. What version is yours?

I am Curious
Ver 3000. I wonder if this is strictly Cable broadband related?
 

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The new Linksys is installed: download speed is what it should be, connection strength with the TiVo is at or above what it was, and transfer between PC and TiVo is about the same. I'm happy :):up:
 
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