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kajko27

join:2004-10-07
Woodbridge, NJ

[XP] Slow connection through switch

I have a 7MB DSL connection through an Actiontech GT784WNV modem/router. A direct connection to this router yields acceptable 6MB+ download results. I have 2 computers connected through a Suttle SOHO 10/100 enet switch also. When only one switch connected computer is on then the connection seems solid, but when I have both switch connected computers turned on then the connection on these machines only drops to between 550kb to 1.5mb download. Can a switch affect preformance this drastically or is this an indication of other problems (wiring??).



clarknova

join:2010-02-23
Grande Prairie, AB
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A decent switch will not appreciably diminish your internet performance. There is something else causing the slowdown, such as a faulty switch, bad wiring, malware hogging the connection, etc.
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HELLFIRE
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reply to kajko27

Seconded. To rule out the switch, I'd get yourself a program like iperf, isolate both computers and the 10/100 enet switch
from the internet, and see how well the switch performs under load.

Regards



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said by HELLFIRE:

Seconded. To rule out the switch, I'd get yourself a program like iperf, isolate both computers and the 10/100 enet switch
from the internet, and see how well the switch performs under load.

Regards

Either that or borrow a switch from a friend if someone has a spare floating around.
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dnoyeB
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join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
reply to kajko27

Is the router doing NAT? Are the connections to the switch at GB speed or 100MB speed?