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RE: Net Speed Peaks then Dies
There are a number of factors then that could effect your download speed :):

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[*]Your neighbours, who use the same ISP are limiting the bandwidth down your local line.
[*]The rest of your family are using the router at the same time.
[*]The server where your downloading from. If you are using Bit-torrent then it is the seeds your are connected to.
[*]The distance you are from the router.
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08-12-2007 01:00 PM
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RE: Net Speed Peaks then Dies
As long as your not over 150Feet (I think) then you should be fine for cable length. Have you tried plugging your connection into another plug on your router?

Also try changing NIC cards. There only about $20 at computer shops. Try that and see if your connection improves.

If that doesn't work then I would say it could be your router.
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08-12-2007 01:14 PM
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Ok Thank You Both.
I will look into all of them and see what i can do, many thanks.
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08-12-2007 02:28 PM
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but the other day it peaked twice and reached 100+kb/ps, if it can reach that number then why does my speed average at 67-70kb/ps ?? :S

First of all, how fast is your connection supposed to be?
Are you sure it's peaking at over 100 kB/s? Try installing DU Meter if you haven't already and examine the graph while you dowload. Note that while Internet Explorer's download program might mention over 100 kB/s, the actual speed according to DU Meter may be at a constant 67-70 kB/s. My DU Meter graph has never temporarily shown a value greater than the speed I'm paying for.
Install DU Meter on your sister's computer too and compare the download speeds while downloading the same file from the same source. If there indeed is a difference, you might start blaming the router. Also, to possibly establish the router as a cause, check what speeds you are able to attain when your computer is connected directly to the DSL/cable modem...

BTW, would you happen to be on a wireless connection, your sister perhaps being on a wired connection? That may have some impact if your signal is weak...

This post was edited on 08-15-2007 at 09:59 PM by ZrednaZ.
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08-15-2007 09:54 PM
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I will have a look at that thanks Zred :)

Would the fact that the router is configured with WAN and not LAN have anything to do with it *-)
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08-17-2007 04:42 AM
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That question doesn't make much sense to me.. A router will have a WAN (Wide area network, in this case the internet) connected to one port and divide it out on the LAN (local area network) including physical ports and/or wireless to which your computers connect.
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