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Topic # 17326 21-Nov-2007 15:41
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    I got an ADSL Ethernet Router (DES XH1169)      
    Works fine. And a speedtest to LA yields 180kB.         
    But  buddy brings around his laptop, hooks up by ethernet cable to router. And same speedtest for him  is only 30kB to LA.
   This is even after I stop using internet, so he should have full bandwidth.     
   Does Ethjernet comnnection make it slower  ?    

    regards,
                Bruce.  


  
 

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  Reply # 96226 21-Nov-2007 16:00
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Wow cheap 4 port.

Could be any number of reasons. Theoretical maximum AND expected real-world throughputs all exceed ADSLs maximum limits by a long shot.

NIC, TCP/IP and other config settings can have an effect. Some settings are different between different operating systems too.

What happens when you use ethernet on your PC, does it slow down?









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  Reply # 96234 21-Nov-2007 16:22
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tonyhughes: Wow cheap 4 port.

Could be any number of reasons. Theoretical maximum AND expected real-world throughputs all exceed ADSLs maximum limits by a long shot.

NIC, TCP/IP and other config settings can have an effect. Some settings are different between different operating systems too.

What happens when you use ethernet on your PC, does it slow down?


 
 thanks, how do I use ethernet on my computer  ?    



 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 96256 21-Nov-2007 17:58
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Could be anything from a virus or spyware on his PC to a faulty cable or slow card or ...

DS



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  Reply # 96257 21-Nov-2007 18:21
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signz:
Could be anything from a virus or spyware on his PC to a faulty cable or slow card or ...

DS


  thank you, just phoned buddy, told him buy new cable,  (the little clip that holds it in the socket is broken).
  will test it on saturday when he comes for dinner.   

 

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Reply # 96265 21-Nov-2007 20:00
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brucie44:  thanks, how do I use ethernet on my computer  ?


You could try plugging the router into the ethernet port...

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  Reply # 96270 21-Nov-2007 20:29
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brucie44: thanks, how do I use ethernet on my computer ?

  • Do you have an ethernet port?
  • What OS do you run?
  • Is networking installed on your PC?
  • Do you have an ethernet patch cable?
  • Do you have an ethernet enabled login with your ISP? Innocent









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  Reply # 96272 21-Nov-2007 20:36
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bradstewart:
brucie44: thanks, how do I use ethernet on my computer ?


You could try plugging the router into the ethernet port...


The router is attached to my computer by a USB cable.     
Can I unplug this  and try an ethernet cable   ??   

thanks,  Bruce. 


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  Reply # 96273 21-Nov-2007 20:38
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brucie44: The router is attached to my computer by a USB cable.
Can I unplug this and try an ethernet cable ??

This is indeed the only way you will be able to use ethernet, unless you have wireless adapters...

Ethernet should generally be a better method of connecting to a router than USB.









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  Reply # 96274 21-Nov-2007 20:40
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tonyhughes:
brucie44: thanks, how do I use ethernet on my computer ?

Do you have an ethernet port?
What OS do you run?
Is networking installed on your PC?
Do you have an ethernet patch cable?
Do you have an ethernet enabled login with your ISP?


  thanks Tony.    
                      1   yes
                      2   XP home  
                      3   no
                      4   no    buddy  has a cable  his computer to my router  ( =  patch  ??)   
                      5   not think so (with Xnet)

 regards, 
             Bruce. 
     

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  Reply # 96277 21-Nov-2007 20:48
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brucie44:
tonyhughes:
brucie44: thanks, how do I use ethernet on my computer ?

Do you have an ethernet port?
What OS do you run?
Is networking installed on your PC?
Do you have an ethernet patch cable?
Do you have an ethernet enabled login with your ISP?


thanks Tony.
1 yes
2 XP home
3 no
4 no buddy has a cable his computer to my router ( = patch ??)
5 not think so (with Xnet)

regards,
Bruce.



1. Good start.
2. No problem (have you considered a Mac, they are way better than PCs).
3. Unless you have specifically disabled or uninstalled networking components, I actually doubt your answer.
4. Yes thats a patch cable. You will need one before you can go any further.
5. Sorry, ignore this one, it was a private joke for somebody else.








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