Rv042 Slow :-(

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by 5jgibbs, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. 5jgibbs

    5jgibbs Guest

    Wow, my RV042 is slow. I am getting less then 2 megabits a second down.. i should be getting 6... if i just connect my computer direct to the cable modem.. i get the full speed.. if not.. and connected to the rv042.. i get less then 2.. i set the MTU to 1500 like suggested.. i turned off any firewall on the router and content filters.. upgraded to the lastest firmware and tried at the new .10 version of it. i cant get it to go above 2 MegaBits/s i have a Motarola 5101 cable modem...

    im about to throw this junker out the window :-( its kinda rediculess my cheep befsx41 worked fine b4 it died.. any suggestions?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I would firstly replace the cables. then reset the router back to factory defaults, and reset the MTU to 1500. then reboot the router. I myself have a 10Mbs cable service and get the full 10Mbs download with the rv042.
  3. Inertia

    Inertia LI Guru Member

    i'm load balanceing 2 tombit connections on this router and getting 20mbit solid with no problems, so 6mbit should be no problem.

    maybe update the firmware ? reset to defaults and try again ?

    Good luck.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Also try using different cables.
  5. madmax7774

    madmax7774 LI Guru Member

    using firmware, and a (tested and working fine) cat 5e cable to my Verizon fios Source, I am getting 15Mb/s download speed with my rv042 with factory defualt settings. Setting mtu to manual/1500 seems to make things even snappier.
    consider replacing your cable. Also check to see if their is some kind of screwy auto-negotiation issue between your rv042 and whatever is on the other end. Try hard coating the line speed to whatever is on the other side instead of auto-negotiate. There is a hidden page where you can set the line speed and duplex at http://<your router ip addr here>/lan_setting.htm
    for me, the verizon fios source line is set to 100/Full, so I hard coated my rv042 to 100/Full, and it works great!
  6. Kompressor

    Kompressor Network Guru Member

    Do you know of any other hidden pages on that router?
  7. MarkII

    MarkII LI Guru Member

    RV042 Port Management

    You can also use this hidden page to set port priority. It works for me perfectly. I no longer have to ask my son to stop downloading when I VPN to my office to update a spreadsheet on a shared network drive. In this case, the port-based QoS works better than the application-based QoS.
  8. Krobar2

    Krobar2 LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the info on the extra page, rather useful.
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