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Windows 7: New router and Slow download speeds.


23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New router and Slow download speeds.

Hi,

I just purchased a new router the Sweex LW300
And now i only get this from speedtest;


My old router got me this;


I realise it's a different server but i'd have to plug my old router back in to do it to the current server "Birmingham"

Is there anything in the router settings that could be causing this?
(These tests was done when nothing else was connected)

Current Firmware: 1.1.3.4 (Dec 4,2007 15:39:47)
There is no Firmware update from the manufacturers website either so the one it has no must be the latest....

Do you need to me to post my Command Prompt: ipconfig /all
Let me know and i will.

Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Krimian.

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23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why would you need to use your old router to pick a different location for Speedtest?
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23 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No i was saying the server isn't there which is the one i used to test on from my old router.

I've tested again and that old server isn't there so i'm having to use a different one.
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Below are screenshots of some of the settings used in the Routers page.
I hope some of these can be of help too.

Router 1

Router 2

Router 3

Router 4

Cheers,
Krimian.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You didn't say you were using wireless, but I'll go on that you are for now.

In your 3rd screenshot, have that changed to short preamble.

This will not give quicker speeds, but it's recommended to use WPA2. For that, you need to change both your adapter(s) for it and on screenshot 4, the data encryption type to AES. Much more secure.

You don't want the information in screenshot 5 to be public. Delete that one.

Make sure the client(s) are set to use n mode.
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23 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So what is needed to get optimal speeds?

I've changed Short Preamble to Long Preamble
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23 Oct 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

lol I said to short preamble.

Nothing really should be necessary to get best speeds. You can also try changing the radio channel to another in case interference from neighbors or phones are causing packet loss and thus, slower perceived speeds. There are 13 channels in the UK. Try one furthest away from what you're using now to test. Change it a few times and see if there's any difference.
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23 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright, I've done all that, I'll go through the channels tomorrow, Right now i'm too tired been at it all night.

I'll update once i've been throught them.

The channels however show up as;

1/2.412GHz
2/2.417GHz
3/2.422GHz
etc....
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well i played with the channels they didn't make a difference, But after a day of having the router connected it's back to normal speed....

Wierd..... But its working.

Thanks for the help People

Krimian.
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