Ethernet slower connected to router vs modem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JumBie, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. JumBie

    JumBie Golden Member

    May 2, 2011
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    I just upgraded my Linksys WRT54GS with a Cisco WRT120N which I got for free from a friend. I noticed that with the Wireless g modem, all wireless was maxed out at 15-19mbps, and hard wired was also limited to about 55mbps, much slower than my 120mbps connection.

    After installing the new modem and testing the wireless N out I realized that the connection was maxing out at 58mbps and that was with a wireless network card. I'm not sure why that seems to be my max as I was almost sure I would be able to reach at least 80mbps on wireless N.

    What surprised me even more was that when I connected to the router via ethernet, the connection was maxing out at 88mbps far from the 120mbps connection that I could get if I plugged my computer directly into the modem. Does anyone know what the deal is with that? I was almost sure I would be able to reach the max throughput by connecting to ethernet through he modem, any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. JackMDS

    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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    Oct 25, 1999
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    You have 120 Mb/sec. Internet connection, Where are you on Vulcan?

  4. AnonymouseUser

    AnonymouseUser Diamond Member

    May 14, 2003
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    That router only does 100Mbps max through the LAN ports. You need a gigabit router and adapter to reach your 120Mbps speeds.

    As for Wifi speeds, that may be a limitation or incompatibility of your wifi adapter. What adapter do you have, and what security settings are you using?
    #3 AnonymouseUser, Nov 3, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  5. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

    Aug 25, 2001
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    you are a candidate for 802.11ac wireless gear. aka "gigabit wireless".
  6. remixedcat

    remixedcat Member

    Aug 28, 2010
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    are you on 40 or 20Mhz mode on wireless?