Slow download speed WRT54G v1.1 fv4.20.6 echo on phone line

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Bumble, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Bumble

    Bumble Network Guru Member

    I use a linksys WRT54G v1.1 with offical firmware v4.20.6 connected into a speedtouch 530 ethernet modem.

    The connection is shared 3 ways, two wired one wireless. The network is working fine except for our internet download speeds of about 100-150kps each (sharing a 3.5meg line!)

    Our ISP is Bulldog, who also provide our phone line which is crackly and echoy beyond use.

    I read this forum and found that when i unplug the phone (which is connected though a different wall port) the internet speed is back up to 1.5mps each.

    Does anyone know how to resolve this problem - should i be bugging my ISP or is there anything i can do locally?

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Is there a DSL filter installed on the telephone line? If it is the filter may be defective. Also if you have a spare telephone. switch the telephone.
  3. Bumble

    Bumble Network Guru Member

    I know the phone works OK as prior to having a phone line supplied by Bulldog, it worked perfectly with BT. I tried another phone anyway and same prob.

    Good call with the DSL filter though... ADSL and Voice weren't sharing a filter, but even changing my filter on the modem socket in the study, means I can have the phone plugged in in the lounge at the same time!

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