I've been having a problem with my internet connection / router settings / local network settings of some kind.
I've noticed that internet speeds are down a lot to the point I can feel I am almost on dial-up speed sometimes.
It probably is not my line as I have achieved better speeds in the past - no changes to the line (at least inside the house).
I've tried resetting etc... to no avail. Also, it's not a peak time issue as I've tried various times of the day and experience the same slow speed.
Provider: Vodafone NZ (Cabinetised, in Red Zone, Auckland, 4+ years)
Internet -> Linksys WAG200G -> Linksys E4200 -> Home Server & Wireless clients
Encapsulation: RFC 2364 PPPoA
Qos Type: UBR
Virtual Circuit: 0 VPI 100 VCI
DSL Modulation: MultiMode
Keep Alive: Redial Period 20s
MTU Size: 900
Stats from WAG200G:
DSL Modulation Mode: ADSL2+
DSL Path Mode: Interleaved
Downstream Rate: 19162 kbps
Upstream Rate: 932kbps
Downstream Margin: 12db
Upstream Margin: 12db
Downstream/upstream line attenuation: 0db
Downstream transmit power: 12db
Upstream transmit power: 13db
Pings to router from home server:
WAG200G - 1ms
E4200 - <1ms
Internet Connection Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (Dreamspark)
I just installed it a bit ago because my old installation of Server 2008 doesn't boot up anymore due to a hard drive issue. (Set one up to experiment how domains and such work)
I got a DHCP setup on my home server, which gives out the IP addresses to the wireless clients within the network. However, I have confirmed it not to be the issue, as I plugged both my home server and laptop to the WAG200G directly, and no speed improvement can be observed.
Roles Installed: DHCP, DNS (forwards them to ISP's DNS), Active Directory (not configured)
Before: ~10Mbps download, 2Mbps (Not 100% sure) upload. C Grade
After: Ping 30ms, 2.92Mbps download, 0.13Mbps upload. F+ grade. (On wireless N 5GHz laptop)
Ping 25ms, 2.96Mbps download, 0.15Mbps upload. F+ grade (Via ethernet on home server)
Direct Connection (WAG200G -> Laptop via ethernet): Ping 26ms, 2.88Mbps download, 0.14Mbps upload. F+ grade.
^ proves that it shouldn't be the new server configuration that is causing this. The WAG200G however may be the cause, as I might've tinkered with some settings.
Thanks in advance :)
P.S. Any suggestions for a high cap, yet good speed plan? Something better than $90 for 80GB (extras not included/needed)? Family takes up a bit too much every month. And apparently, the plan I am on the moment is pretty bad in terms of price/cap.