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Cable Speed Issue

Q: Cable Speed Issue

I am using a D-Link DIR-655 router on a Windows Home Server network.

When I connect the WHS to a cable upstairs (short cable) I get Gigabit connection speed, however when I put the server downstairs (10 metre cable), I only get 100 Mb LAN speed.

The only difference is the CAT-5e cable and length.

Do I need a shielded CAT-5e or a CAT-6 cable.

The WHS box needs to be downstairs.

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A:Possible to speed up my cable connection?

Well ... you could put on some all black clothing, and disconnect the other dishes, then drop everyone else off of yours.


CHeck your contract - did they specify speeds or anything else. A simple report to the BBB may be in order.
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A:Slow Cable Speed

Don't use the nVidia firewall you get with the nForce4, don't even install it or enable it. It is buggy as hell and can cause no end of trouble. They've been working to fix 'em but I wouldn't trust it.
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A:cable modem speed

you divide 61300 by 1024 , wich is one K , or you can divide by 1000 and come close . I belive that ,KBS , is the same as , KBPS , Kilo Byts per Second .
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A:cable speed drops to 200k

Time to call Comcast again, it appears to be their problem!

Run the line quality test a couple more times, I'd like to see more than one result. Keep the printouts of this for the Comcast boys.
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If you have more than one computer, and all exhibit the same symptoms, it's hard to believe they're all bad.
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Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

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If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

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A:Wifi is unstable, yet ethernet cable is top speed?

You may want to go to the website of the laptop's manufacturer and download the latest driver, and install it. Using the OEM driver, sometimes eliminates the problem.
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If you had read the rules you would know that P2P is not supported here!

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A:New Rogers High-Speed Cable modem? Yay or Nay.

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A:Help with the speed of my cable connection. It is good on my other computers...

I'd try a different cable, and also a different port on the broadband router. If neither of these solve the problem, it's either your Ethernet board or a configuration problem. Pretty hard to say without actually seeing it...

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Dr. TCP can help, but you really shouldn't mess with it without reading up on exactly what those things you are changing do.

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A:Cable Modem Connection Speed Issues

download this utility (DrTCP.exe) from
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A:HP Laptop running same speed on ethernet cable as Wireless

Hi .... You have to remember it is up to 150mb ... You will not get this speed all the time ..

Have you just got Virgin Installed lately if so it takes some time to settle ...

Also does your Network Adapter support the top speed ? ...
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How is your current speed compared to your "quoted" speed? If you're being quoted 3 or 4mbps and only getting 1 or 2; then it's possible this device will improve your speed. Possible.

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A:Cat7 cable is slower then Cat5e in a speed test.

The different ratings for Category cabling (3, 5, 5e, 6, 6a, and 7) has nothing to do with improving Internet speed and won't have an effect on LAN traffic if the spec of the cable exceeds the physical hardware's ability to utilize the full bandwidth potential of the particular cable.

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A:Solved: Get huge speed drop on ethernet cable not on wireless!!!

There are a lot a variables. How is your cable made? Is it a store bought cable? Did you make it? Is it run or is it just laying on the floor run from router to PC? A little more info might help but ultimately it might come down to without being there to test the actual cable and NiC we won't be able to know for sure.
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1- what kind of cable? cat 5, cat5 E, cat 6?

2-Yes if cheap, old, or not shielded.

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4-An 802.11 "N" card
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Cheap cables work exactly the same over short distances. I've never paid more than $3 for an HDMI cable.

Here's Cnet's write-up.
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you need a print server - so make and exact model of the printer
make and exact model of the router

so some routers allow a USB device to connect and may have either a print server, and/or media server and/or storage

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Your router is an ADSL modem and not a broadband router.

You have Broadband... not ADSL, you need to buy a broadband router....

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A:HDMI cable issue

I hooked up the cable to my older laptop and it works- streams Netflix to my tv. Click to expand...

its unlikely to be the cable

have you downloaded the latest video driver from the HP support site
if you goto desktop area and right click - personalise - display
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windows 7
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A:Win 98 SE cable broadband Issue

In the TCP-IP config I have specified a static IP address and a default gateway (the wired router).Click to expand...

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A:CAT5 Cable Issue

Sounds like the cables are too long!! Try making one cable as short as you possibly can to do the job then fit a new plug on it!!
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We had that the other day in the office. Turned out to be a network card problem. Put another network card in (costs about Ģ9) and everything worked again.
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Add a USB hub between the cables.
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Does this problem persist in Safe Mode?
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I am pretty much sure you can use a router in between that LAN and your computer. Perhaps something with wireless and 4-ports as well if you have a phone/tablet/laptop another PC etc.

This way the routers outer port will get IP from cable company with Internet IP. And your computer will get a local IP, hence separating the networks. And should be able to keep the average Joe out of your network.

Until you get a router, make sure your internet connection is configured as public.

What kind of internet connection did you have before, maybe your old device is compatible and up to the task? If not make sure the router you get is compatible (usually cable routers are different than adsl routers etc - different authentication methods). Ask around or perhaps a local forum for your ISP.

Examle: Linksys Wireless Routers - WRT, Wireless-AC and Smart Wi-Fi there are many brands for routers, not necessarily Linksys.

Regarding your concern: No that admin doesn't have any credentials on your local machine and can't access. But it is not a good practice to expose yourself like that. Not having a password ofcourse is a security issue.

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Hi, daisuke2, and welcome to the forums.

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A:Power extension cable issue

might be the monitor

No replies :/
Ok... Actually I've had no problem since I changed the settings in BIOS
and it's very weird. I've still bought a new power supplie, a Hiper 580W.
I'll install it later I hope it's good ...and quiet enough. The first step in
the upgrade process :dead:

Why I couldn't start my comp and why it said the power extension
cable wasn't connected... Here's what I think, even I'm not a pro.
Sometimes I switched off my old Nokia monitor while the comp was
working a long time during defrag, virus scan and more, because I
thought it will decrease the lifetime and because the screensaver
didn't always work as it should. I think something happend to the
BIOS because the monitor wasn't on... ​
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Hi seraphin,
Looks like a general scam pop up rather than an infection. Let's do a few scans for adware just to check
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:

Click Go and note the saved Result.txt on your desktop, to copy into your reply
Please download AdwCleaner and save to your Desktop.
Right click and "Run as Administrator"
Click on the Scan button.
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Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
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ESET Online scanner
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A:Speed issue

Hi cfitzarl,

I don't know if there are 1.3 GHZ CPU's with a 800MHZ FSB. I think those 800MHZ FSB CPU's are Northwood's C (A or B, donīt know ), and Prescotts.
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A:Ram Speed Issue

@ginoversace?, welcome to the forum. Your RAM is Double Data Rate (DDR).  Therefore, if you take 800 MHz x 2 you have 1600 MHz. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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Hello Erekosa, welcome to Vista forums!

Seeing that you're having issues with new RAM installed and 'handler' issues; it may be that the 'new' RAM is bad! (it happens)

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Is that the speed that you are seeing when you download a file or is it through a speed test?

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A:speed issue with Win 7 pro x64

Quote: Originally Posted by pctechdude

as subject say my internet connection on this computer is only getting half of the speed I should be getting. this has been tested with three different connections, two wifi and the LAN.

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Could be a bad network driver, configuration issue, bad cable, conflict with another device on wifi, dns, etc

Can you go to start>search>type cmd>right click and run as admin>ipconfig /all

Take a screenshot and upload it to us.

Ken J
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Your IP is a internal IP. So your going through there Proxy server before getting onto the NET. You dont have your OWN IP. For Example I have A ip of [] and it changes every time I restart the PC. I'm unsure to why your SP is doing this but I would ask if its them. and there routing.

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 13 ms 12 ms 18 ms []
2 13 ms 22 ms 25 ms []
3 14 ms 22 ms 10 ms []
4 30 ms 9 ms 12 ms []
5 20 ms 11 ms 17 ms []
6 127 ms 124 ms 130 ms []
7 205 ms 204 ms 192 ms []
8 95 ms 95 ms 119 ms []
9 93 ms 95 ms 97 ms []
10 113 ms 107 ms 107 ms
11 104 ms * 101 ms []
12 97 ms 99 ms 105 ms []
13 105 ms 124 ms 92 ms []

Trace complete.

On another note, Adding Googles DNS to your Network controller may help.
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A:Very odd pc gaming issue when cable is plugged in, wireless is ok

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A:Recurring network cable unplugged issue

<<I do NOT want to go through the process of re-installing software or license rights again. Besides, it may only fail again in a few days/weeks.
I would like to be able to fix this on my XP installation.>>

My simple answer for that is to clone your Windows install...when all is well. When things go wrong, just restore the clone.

But...Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - and we can take a look at basic things.

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A:Cable/Windows Media Center Issue

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A:Internet Speed issue

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