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By junieb72
May 15, 2009
  1. Hi techspotters,

    Will bandwidth speed be affected for each computer if I hook up two or more computers in a Wimax 4 port modem/router....my current speed for now is 512 kbps. Thanks guys....:)
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Yes you would be sharing that bandwidth. That's a pretty good speed so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622

    try this analysis
    each computer accesses 1k but staggered over time like this
    Code:
    system1.......xxxx....
    system2.................xxxx....
    system3.............................xxxx....
    system4.....................................xxxx....
    
    where the xxxx is the time for the download
    as they start at different times and complete before the next starts, there's ZERO impact :)
    Now let someone start a 1mb download
    Code:
    system1.......xxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    system2.................xxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    system3.............................xxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    system4.....................................xxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    
    at least one of these is still active when another is started; there's an impact to what each will see as performance
    Then try a heavy streaming video or *Torrent access
    Code:
    system1.......xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    system2.................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    system3.............................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    system4.....................................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx....
    major degradation!!! :(

    Conclusion: Normal Email and web surfing will not be an issue, but heavy
    downloads by one or more users will make everyone suffer.
     
  4. junieb72

    junieb72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot fastco for that info, indeed I shouldn't be worried I just happen to get frustrated some times whenever the other pc is somewhat playing online games, I seem to experience some slow speeds with my laptop, so I guess I just have to live with that huh.....thanks again fastco.....

    hey jobeard, that data analysis was splendid I am grateful for that, by the way do you happen to know how to hook up a modem/router into another router....I have a four port non-wireless modem/router that needs to be connected into a wireless router...should I be using a crossover cable for that? should I be doing any changes on the wireless router LAN configuration settings in order for them to share internet as well as file and printer sharing? Anyway the non-wireless modem/router is a Huawei Echolite BM625 and the wireless router is an Asus...thanks again buddy
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622

    simple; take the new router and wire it to any system but NOT to the internet

    then access the config page and DISABLE the DHCP feature.
    if it is a wireless, setup those options
    ssid, channel, admin password and​
    save the settings

    now cable one of its LAN slots to a LAN slot on the other router.

    Router#1 will control the DHCP assignments and the subnet address.
    Router#2 will act like a switch, not a router and give you 3 more wired connections
    but also several wireless connections
     
  6. junieb72

    junieb72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great advice jobeard, should I'd be cabling them through crossovers or straight??? A 20 feet utp cable distanced between Router 1 and Router 2 would be just fine, right? By the way, I really appreciate you taking the time out to answer my questions, it's just that - these are the issues I have been dwelling for a long time...once again many thanks bud...:)
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622

    Ethernet Cat 5 of up to 100 METERS would work fine and this is NOT a cross-over.
     
  8. junieb72

    junieb72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great jobeard, thak you so much buddy....I really appreciate the assistance here you just saved me from all these troubles, alright then...... I guess I am good to go now, thanks a million buddy and god bless ...take care :)
     
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