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Wireless Router Connection Excellent, Ethernet Connection Poor!


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1. Using three computers, desktop #1, laptop, desktop #2, all with Windows XP and all updates in place. Desktop #1 is the main computer in use.

2. Motorola Modem connected to Cox Cable, they have checked at their end, OK.

3. New Netgear router 6 months ago, excellent wireless and Ethernet connection.



Five weeks ago, Netgear port one on the Ethernet connection failed. Move to number 2 it worked for several weeks then it failed. Finally on March 1, all of the ports failed, but still had excellent wireless connection. Called Netgear, they did test and agreed that the router was bad, in warranty, sent new router.



New router has excellent high speed wireless and WILL connect to the laptop and desktop #2 thru all of the Ethernet ports. BUT very SLOW connection to the desktop #1. The Local Area Connection show the connection at 1.0 Gbps.


Taking the router out of the system and connection the desktop #1 straight to the modem the connection is 100 Gpbs with high speed and full connection to the Internet, but now NO wireless in the house.



1. Run all of the PC cleaning tools.

2. Turned off all firewall, virus checker, etc.

3. Checked for driver updates.

4. Cleaned the desktop, reset all of the internal boards, checked all connections.

5. Switched out all of the various cables.

6. Used the cables that worked on desktop #2 and moved to desktop #1 (no change)



I am hoping someone can offer a suggestion to this problem.

Thank you.

ClutterBGone aka David in Wichita

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Another router would do.


100 Gpbs


That is you local area network speed. Meaning, the speed of your LAN card. That's different. If you want to know the download speed to the internet, go to a test site like speedtest.net to check your download speed. icon_smile.gif

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