Router Modem interactions
by Tunkon - 1/12/13 9:32 PM
I have a nice little Speedstream4100 modem that has worked for the last few years for my home. After an incident involving my old Linksys,which never worked well in the first place, and so I decided to get an Apple Airport Extreme as a new router.
It worked for a while, but then my speeds dropped to .4/.6 Mbps down/upload per second. I have been trying for a while to find out how to solve this short of gettin a new modem/router, and have come up with a few things:
-The problem in the connection is in the interaction between my router and the modem. Internet speeds are 40/20Mbps as I am supposed to get off my ISP when Ethernet cable is plugged directly into my router.
-Setup-- Speedstream4100->Apple airport express->Computer via either Wifi or Ethernet... Connection is crappy in both cases.
-Cables are all fine.
-I have any amount of devices connected to it (from 5-15) at any one time.
-I use dynamic IP to hand out addresses, which works fine.
Any help or suggestions on ways to fix my bad Internet connection is appreciated. I didn't know where to put this in the forums, so I hope that this is the right place.