Cable Modem Connection Speed Issues

By Erratic
Nov 7, 2003
  1. I recently baught a Netgear 4 port web safe router. I hooked up my laptop to it with an ethernet cable and i download around 600kbs a second. Now when i hooked my desktop up to it i download at about 25kbs a second. I get this speed even when the desktop is the only comp hooked up to the router

    Does anyone know how to increases the speed on my desktop to at least get it closer to the speed on the laptop? Anyone know why the destop speed is so much lower and how to increase it. Again i apprecaite any responce and thanks for any replies in advance.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    download this utility (DrTCP.exe) from
    It checks your internet setup.
    Also check your router-setup to see if that desktop-port has been limited in its receiving speed (as compared to your laptop-port)
  3. squirrel25

    squirrel25 TS Rookie

    Some download sites have limited download rates. Make sure this isn't the case.
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