spped up connection

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 Question by Jeremy Giles posted 02 Dec 2002
 spped up connection
You answered my question the other day abotu sharing an internet connection between a desktop and a laptop and i thank you very much. I can now access the internet on both computers. I just have one question though. After purchasing the router and connecting to the internet it seems as the the connection to my ISP is not as quick as before. Before the router was installed I was connected to my ISP at 100 MB/sec and now am only connected at 3.2MB/sec. WHy is this occuring, and is there any way to get it back to the high speed it was at before?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 04 Dec 2002
Dear Jeremy,

The router obviously introduces some delay because it does process the data that's passing by. However, the values that you are talking about are way higher than any ISP I know of would offer. You are measuring a connection speed to your cable (DSL) modem, not to ISP. There are ways to speed-up that connection as well, but it has nothing to do with Internet because at 1.5Mb/s maximum (never achieved, too) speed of cable modem ISP connection it's still less than you can get between the modem and your PC. So, you should be fine, and that does not affect the speed of you ISP connection.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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