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BEFSR81 & low download speeds

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by chirshey, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. chirshey

    chirshey LI Guru Member

    I was wondering why my router is restricting my internet speeds. Using the router, I am getting DL speeds around 5882 Kbps while connecting directly to my modem I get DL speeds of around 14533 Kbps. This router is about 9 years old. Is there a limit built into the router or is it just starting to feel it's age? The unit has the latest firmware. Is buying a new unit my best option?
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    The early BEFSR41 V1 and V2 only had 10Mbps half duplex WAN ports, guess your 81 is similar vintage, not much you can do about it without replacing.
  3. chirshey

    chirshey LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply. Upon your advice, I went ahead and replaced my unit with a new BEFSR41 and my download speeds have increased to 14623 kb/s and my upload to 1903 kb/s.

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