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    chrisdab Posts: 8, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 3, 2007, 10:07 PM
    Ethernet connection slow, wireless is fine
    Hi, I am using the Actiontec MI-424WR or MI424WR router that I am provided by verizon. My service provides 15 Mbps down 2 Mbps up. When I first got the service earlier this month tests done at speakeasy showed 15/1.7 which was normal. The past week or so, my connection has deteriorated to being now about 300-700k/1.7. I still get full upload speed, but I don't get anywhere near the download speed I should be getting. My mother's computer which is on a wireless connection gets 10 mbps which is good for wireless. I have also put a wireless card in my laptop which gets 10 mbps also. I still can figure out though why a wired connection would have issues. I tried searching all the help forums, but I can't find an answer. I am not sure whether its my laptop's ethernet port or the router's ethernet, I have checked all 4 ports on the router.

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    Jan 3, 2007, 10:29 PM
    I can discount congestion. I use FIOS fiber optics. Wireless is fine it's the wired connection with the issue.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 04:37 AM
    Check the speed/duplex setting on both the router and your PC's wired ports. If either is hard coded to anything other than AUTO/AUTO then change them to AUTO/AUTO.
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    Jan 4, 2007, 06:13 PM
    I figured out the problem. I was using protowall which normally is a good service, but they do install a protowall service on your local network connection. The troubles cleared since I uninstalled it. Peerguardian is more useful anyway.

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