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#228751 20-Jan-2018 17:01
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Hi,

 

 

 

The only internet access I have is my building's Wifi, unfortunately many things don't work with it, so I got myself a little router and I am wondering how I could go about sharing my internet connection via my desktop.

 

 

 

That sounds confusing.

 

 

 

Basically, I want to do this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I get this to work.

 

 

 

Desktop is Windows 10 (could change to Linux, if it might make my life easier), Router is TP-Link Archer C50.


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  #1944080 20-Jan-2018 17:14
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Go into your wireless adapter properties in Control Panel and enable Internet Connection Sharing selecting your wired adapter from the drop-down menu. Then plug the Ethernet connection from your desktop PC into either the WAN port (should just work, double NAT so may make LAN applications difficult between desktop and other devices) or one of the 4 LAN ports of the router (you will need to first disable the TP-Link's LAN DHCP server). Provided there are no IP conflicts it should work.

 

 

Or buy a travel router.

 

 

Assuming you can not get a wired connection, you should expect neither of the above to be high performance options but at least with the first option your PC will maintain its existing network performance.



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  #1944121 20-Jan-2018 17:32
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yitz: Go into your wireless adapter properties in Control Panel and enable Internet Connection Sharing selecting your wired adapter from the drop-down menu. Then plug the Ethernet connection from your desktop PC into either the WAN port (should just work, double NAT so may make LAN applications difficult between desktop and other devices) or one of the 4 LAN ports of the router (you will need to first disable the TP-Link's LAN DHCP server). Provided there are no IP conflicts it should work.

 

Well that was easy enough! Thanks!

 

yitz: Assuming you can not get a wired connection, you should expect neither of the above to be high performance options but at least with the first option your PC will maintain its existing network performance.

 

Performance is pretty weird. I have done a few of these test and they are consistent:

 

 

 

What could be affecting download speeds by not the upload?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely something to do with Windows, I guess, I did another speed test with my VPN on, and I got this:

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1944125 20-Jan-2018 17:48
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Not too sure sorry, are those tests done on the desktop or the laptop/tablet connecting through the router? I would try to place your TP-Link as far away from your PC as length of network cable allows.

 

 

69.09 Mbps is a pretty good result, apartment must have 5 GHz Wi-Fi?

 

 

I would recommend you check you have set up sufficient security on your Wi-Fi.



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  #1944132 20-Jan-2018 18:29
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The speed tests were done on a MBP and a Note5. Results are consistant, 5-7mp up while the peak upload so far has been 83.99!

 

 

 

The speed is fantastic over 150 up and down. Unfortunately I have to rely on VPNs to get past blocked ports for gaming and such and that slows things down massively.




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  #1946285 24-Jan-2018 21:15
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So, I finally figured out what was causing the massive drop in downstream performance: QoS Packet Scheduler.

 

 

 

I have disabled that on both adapters (the wifi was the main, but not the only, culprit) and I am consistently hitting over 80/80 up and down!

 

 

 

I do game a bit, so I am not sure how disabling QoS will affect that, but then again it can always be enabled and disabled as needed.


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  #1946290 24-Jan-2018 21:23
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Nice, glad you managed to figure it out!

 

 

Now that I think about it yes I do recall something like that causing a problem, will have to keep in mind for next time.

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  #1953603 8-Feb-2018 13:03
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Glad to see that your solution worked.

 

Windows is an easy way to share internet connections from Wifi to Ethernet, I switched personally to Ubuntu server and made my desktop into a server based PC. Basically Linux was doing all the work instead and was more stable in speeds wise compared to Windows 10. However very strange with what Windows could have been doing in the background compared to the speeds that I was receiving with Linux.

 

Hope its working out.


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