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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:42 pm    Post subject: COMCAST - RT31P2 - WRT54G - Download speed reduced. Why? Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, I am not a highly technical person and have a problem. Please help.

Using instuctions from post http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic2563.html,
I set up my Vonage modem to be ahead of the router. Now the problem is whether I use the phone or not, my Internet connection has become noticably slow. Below are the details of the setup. Please advise what to do to get the phone what it needs and at the same time be able to enjoy the power of broadband surfing.

I was able to do the folowing connection:

COMCAST INTERNET -> RT31P2 -> WRT54G

and from WRT54G to my wireless computers and one direct connection back to RT31P2 making it accessible wirelessly. Followed the same instructions as the user in the above posted forum and got the exact same result. My RT31P2 is not 192.168.1.2 and WRT54G is 192.168.1.1. Both of them are accessible over a wireless connection and have Internet connection too. However, the connection is noticably slow (and I mean almost like dial up).

When I restore to COMCAST INTERNET -> WRT54G -> RT31P2, ecerything is fine, except when the computer is in use and the phone also, then there is echo.

Now I have read these Qos settings stuff and I don't understand what to try. I believe my COMCAST connection is 3 Megabits download, don't know the upload. The problem is with download and general surfing. Please advise what settings to change and where to get better results.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you're not paying the extra $10 a month to comcast, your upload is 256kbits/sec. I believe this is the figure you should give to the QoS page so it knows how much bandwidth you have available.

Comcast will be increasing this to 384kbits/sec in the next couple of months.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Smeghead,

Regardless of the upload QOS (My current is set at 256 - must be default I guess), why is my internet connection being effected when the phone is not in use. If I were using the phone and surfing and the internet becomes slow, that would be understandable.
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