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Internet Speeds after Router

I have a TW Roadrunner cable internet connection and average about 5000 kbps speeds (When the Computer is wired directly to the Modem).

I add a Netgear WGT624 router to connect a PS3 & Xbox and average about 2000 KBPS at my computer. I took these speeds when the game systems were turned off. I do not use the wireless option on this router.

This is more of a drop than expected. What type of Ethernet cables should I use? Will cat6 cables help? Should I upgrade my router?

Thanks in advanced

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Is there some sort of BIT TORRENT involved here?

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While I will comment you have a bargain or cheap router that takes a bite out of the speed you might boost it if you can install Openwrt in that router. Sadly it's not the cables.

Then again I wonder if you tried it with the WIFI disabled. I can't count the time I found moochers on the wifi.

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Hook up speed

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Bob is pretty much right about your hardware but you could use CAT 6 cable, instead of CAT 5 and it might help a bit.

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"WGT624 (v2) 4.2.6_1.0.1 802.11g/b" is on the list. Is yours this or newer?

Also, get wired, disable that router wifi and test the speed. Too many try WEP or no wifi security and that will find moochers.

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maybe moochers

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Yes, I have the (v2) with the newest firmware...I purchased this model because it was on the Xbox list.

I never use my wireless, so I took the advice and disabled it. Looks like I am getting better speeds (high 3000-low 4000 KBPS). My home backs up to a school parking lot, maybe I did have some moochers.

Still curious on what routers are recommended. My router is about 4 years old.

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There's a clue.

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If you look into this a bit deeper you find the newer revs of that router use a higher speed cpu. Not long ago they were not using the faster chips.

Borrow anyone's router?

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