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Topic # 97884 21-Feb-2012 18:32 Send private message

Went from Orcon where I could download a 350MB file in 10 minutes to Telstra where it takes 40 minutes to download half as much.

Telstra tell me my line can achieve 17mb down and 1.2mb up, so what gives?

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  Reply # 584725 21-Feb-2012 18:38 Send private message

Depends where the file was hosted, whether it's exactly the same file you were downloading before. If Telstra/Orcon had a cache server

Lots of things really!




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  Reply # 584727 21-Feb-2012 18:38 Send private message

What does a speedtest say? Are you on Cable or ADSL?

Need more info.

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  Reply # 584736 21-Feb-2012 19:01 Send private message

Where are you located? What router are you using? Is your PC connected via WiFi or ethernet cable?

Please post the modem stats.

No info = no way to help...





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  Reply # 584770 21-Feb-2012 19:45 Send private message

Read: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=44&topicid=89922




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  Reply # 584780 21-Feb-2012 19:57 Send private message

I'm surprised how Don managed to suggest the problem could be related to that, even with so little information provided by the OP...





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  Reply # 584874 21-Feb-2012 22:40 Send private message

freitasm: I'm surprised how Don managed to suggest the problem could be related to that, even with so little information provided by the OP...



I'd have thought you're acustom to my more abstract posting nature by now.  :)

The thread I linked had a great deal of information in it about issues that relate to Telstra performance v's another provider.  Many issues are discussed.

In suggesting the OP read it, I was hoping they would read it and consider the range of issues presented to give them some food for thought and help them ask some more qualified questions.






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  Reply # 584880 21-Feb-2012 22:50 Send private message

Thanks for the link will have a browse. Will update with answers to questions above too.



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  Reply # 585300 22-Feb-2012 18:32 Send private message

So...new problem. I can't connect wirelessly.

Wired connection, fine, wireless it has the stupid yellow triangle with ! in the middle. Everyone else on the network with a laptop can connect wireless.

What information should I provide?

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  Reply # 585519 23-Feb-2012 08:58 Send private message

Is this a new router? Have you ever connected this laptop to this router via wireless? Is the router applying a filtered MAC list to block "unknown" devices from joining? Is the Wireless adapter on the laptop configured to get automatic IP settings or manually configured?







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  Reply # 585834 23-Feb-2012 17:36 Send private message

freitasm: Is this a new router? Have you ever connected this laptop to this router via wireless? Is the router applying a filtered MAC list to block "unknown" devices from joining? Is the Wireless adapter on the laptop configured to get automatic IP settings or manually configured?



New router, Belkin N300

No I have not connected it wirelessly

How do I check the MAC list?

Yes automatic settings.

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  Reply # 585857 23-Feb-2012 18:00 Send private message

If brand new, then MAC is probably not filtered... Since this is a N router

a) Is it set to 802.11 n mode only?
a) If it is set to 802.11 n mode only, does your laptop supports 802.11 n?







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  Reply # 585891 23-Feb-2012 18:40 Send private message

MAC filtering is disabled

Set to b, g and n

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  Reply # 585917 23-Feb-2012 19:24 Send private message

And you can open the Network Connection on your laptop and see the access point?






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  Reply # 585944 23-Feb-2012 20:18 Send private message

Yep

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  Reply # 586518 24-Feb-2012 23:56

As asked before; is this on DSL or Cable? If you are on cable you need to enter the Cable Modems IP config into the Wireless Router. If not: DHCP should be working and good luck :o)

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