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Old 12-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #16
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Thats really slow. Is your desktop hardwired in (with an ethernet cord) or is it running wirelessly?

If its running wirelessly then you need to check the wireless adaptor card in your desktop. I had a similar problem... thought the card was going bad and i realized one of the wireless antenna's had actually snapped off somehow when i was moving it. Replaced it and now good as new. If its just your desktop and no other computers in your house that are using the same internet connection and router then its not your dsl or your router. Its how your computer itself is communicating with the the router. Whether that is wirelessly or with a cable. Make sure your computer is able to communicate with the router. If you are running wirelessly... try plugging it in.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #17
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I went on speedtest.net, and did some kind of a test.
the results were
Ping 408ms
Download speed 0.13 Mbps
Upload speed 0.37 Mbps

What does that tell me, or is it really accurate.
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It's accurate enough to give your provider a call. What speed are you paying for? I'm paying for 1.5 meg speed, and if I test it and it is less than 1.2 they will send a tech out for a service call.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:36 AM   #18
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it is always slower than they say!! but since i have dsl i am happy with what they provide.


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Old 01-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #19
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If 'admin' and 'admin' work, then you have no router security and are operating an open wifi network.
Not necessarily. With a linsys router, unless you specifically enable remote management, you can only log into with a wire. You can enable security without changing the admin password.

The default on linksys is admin for the userid, and nothing for the password.

The person who suggested disconnecting the router and plugging the PC straight into the modem is spot on -- verify the problem is in the modem and/or the connection.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #20
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Not necessarily. With a linsys router, unless you specifically enable remote management, you can only log into with a wire.
Remote management only refers to access outside the LAN. Unless a different setting has changed since I was setting these up constantly any access to the router from inside the LAN, via wireless or wired, is allowed by default. (I just finished setting up a E3000 through wireless only as the their tablet didn't have an ethernet port)
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