Cable-based (cablemodem) broadband Internet access can be super fast - for DOWNLOADING that is.. And if you are downloading say, one or two files .. try any more than that (simultaneous) transfers and you'll hit a bottleneck. While downloads aren't as much of a problem, when you start doing *uploads*, especially simultaneous uploads, Cable Internet can slow to a crawl and choke down the whole setup you've got going. In case you and your roommates are going to try to do P2P stuff, don't all do it. Dedicate a machine for doing just that and throttle it way down, and limit the # of simultaneous transfers - particularly uploads.. It starts to choke beginning at even a couple of upload sessions if they are happening at the same time.
I have an apartment with 2 room mates and a total of 3 desktops and 2 laptops that are all connected to a linksys wireless B router that is connected to the motorola cable modem. We are having problems with the internet speed. We thought it was the cable company but when they checked our modem status, they told us that they couldn't find a computer or device hooked to it.
When we unplug the wireless and modem, our internet is blazing for about 2-4 minutes then, slower than dial-up, or not working at all. This also occurs when we save settings inside the router. This is very discouraging because we think we fixed it, then nothing. One of my room mates has a belkin wireless router that we hooked up to the modem, then to the linksys wireless router. It worked for about 2 days then the belkin router's connection light went out. I hope someone out there knows what the problem could be.
Is there settings that we could change to get it to work? Please help!!!! Thanks in advance