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web sites loading slow after connecting WRT54GX4

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bassgoon, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. bassgoon

    bassgoon Network Guru Member

    I used to have my computer hooked straight up to my dsl, now that I've put a WRT54GX4 between my computer and the dsl modem it is painfully slow. My computer is running vista and I use firefox, but like I said it ran fine without it.
    Any tips on why its slower with the router in place?
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    It would all depend on your configuration and how you connect.
    If you went from a wired connection to a wireless connection, this could slow down things.
    Lots of other factors could interfere otherwise.
    So, could you give us a few more details about your setup?
    How are you connected? What type of firewall runs on your computer? Static or Dynamic IP? config of the router? Firmware?...
  3. bassgoon

    bassgoon Network Guru Member

    I have my dsl coming in. I have that hooked to a 1000 mbps switch. i have one computer plugged into that switch, and my router plugged in as well. I have one computer plugged into the router (which is what is slow now).
    This is a university network (no nat), but for convenience/security I want the 2nd computer behind nat for now. The router has firmware 1.00.20. All the wired network settings are on their defaults.
  4. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    Your setup is not making much sense to me.
    What do you mean by " have my DSL coming in", followed by "This is a university network (no nat)"? This seems contradictory to me.

    Anyway, from your description, you get your DSL on a modem that already establish PPPoE connection and allows you to connect a computer through the GbE switch. Then you plug the WRT (on the WAN side I guess) on the GbE switch. What connection parameters do you use on the WRT? It should be as a static IP or get its WAN IP from the DSL modem.
    Then you NAT the last computer behind the WRT. This last computer is slow in accessing "internet" (is the DNS slow? is transfer slow?). Could it be that the other comp is using the bandwidth?

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