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Author Topic: Slow speeds through new network jack  (Read 3689 times)

pablo4

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Slow speeds through new network jack
« on: December 09, 2016, 05:04:41 PM »

My ISP modem/router is currently in the basement with my desktop PCs.  The living room is upstairs, and while the WiFi does reach, the signal is weak.  I had a D-Link DIR-601 sitting unused so I decided to set it up as a wireless access point and network switch.  To accomplish this I ran ethernet from the basement to the living room.  I simply plug an ethernet cable into the ISP modem/router and then into the basement jack, and then another ethernet cable into the living room jack.  Testing the wiring with my laptop directly connected to the living room jack resulted in an internet speed of 30mbps as tested by speedtest.net.  This is exactly the speed I expected.

I setup the DIR-601 as a wireless access point and switch, but when plugged into the living room jack I only get 10mbps as tested by speedtest.net, both on WiFi and using a LAN port.  When I move the DIR-601 into the basement and connect it directly to the ISP modem/router without going through my new ethernet wiring I get 30mbps.  So, that leads me to believe the DIR-601 is setup correctly and the problem must be in the wiring.  Yet, again, connected directly to the new living room jack without the DIR-601 yields the expected performance.  It is only the combination of the DIR-601 and the new living room jack that result in 10mbps speed.

In all cases the ethernet cables are connected to LAN ports, on both the ISP modem/router and the DIR-601.  UPnP and DHCP are both off on the DIR-601, and I have assigned it a valid IP address.  All I can think is that there must be something wrong with my new ethernet cable to the living room that doesn't impact speed when connected directly to a laptop, but does impact speed connected to another router.  But what that might be is beyond my skill level.

Thoughts on what is going on?

DIR-601 Hardware version = A1
DIR-601 Firmware version = 1.04NA (apparently the latest available)
Region: Western United States
ISP: Frontier FIOS
ISP Modem: Actiontec    MI424WR-GEN3I
ISP Link speeds: UP 30mbps DOWN 5mbps

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RYAT3

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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 06:57:04 PM »


How old is the wiring?  Any labeling on it? Is it Cat 1/2/3/4/5/6?

Are there are lights to signify 10 or 100 speed?

What wall adapter?  Is it 10/100/1000?

Something is limiting you to 10.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 07:06:57 PM »

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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 07:10:33 PM »

Its Cat5, and I get full speed when connecting my laptop directly to the new jack.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 07:43:18 PM »

Is the 601 set up using this configuration?
Turning a router into an AP.

If the 601 works in one location and not another, then I would presume there is a wall jack or wiring configuration issue thats not a router problem. Something in the 1st location that connects the 601 to the main host router may causing the issue.

The ports on the 601 are 100Mb. Even though works well, you maybe limited to 100Mb rather then 1000Mb which your main host router supports and is preferred.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 07:44:06 PM »

Its Cat5, and I get full speed when connecting my laptop directly to the new jack.

My bad, I missed that part.

What does your laptop show in both cases?  Forget speedtest.  What is the actual connection link speed with and without DIR modem? 
That'll at least tell us if the connection is 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

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I'm at 1000 Mbps or 1.0 Gbps on 2 ethernet connections.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 07:45:10 PM »

Might check the jacks at each end toe make sure they are wired and set correctly. Check the connection rate.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 03:44:15 PM »

Quote from: FurryNutz
Is the 601 set up using this configuration?
Turning a router into an AP.

The DIR-601 is setup as per the AP directions in the link. SPI and WPS were actually both still on the DIR-601.  Both are off now, but no change to performance. 

Quote from: RYAT3
What does your laptop show in both cases?  Forget speedtest.  What is the actual connection link speed with and without DIR modem?
That'll at least tell us if the connection is 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

Directly connecting the laptop directly to the living room jack and connecting via the DIR-601 to the living room jack both result in connection rates of 100mb.





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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 09:03:34 PM »


Quote from: RYAT3
What does your laptop show in both cases?  Forget speedtest.  What is the actual connection link speed with and without DIR modem?
That'll at least tell us if the connection is 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

Directly connecting the laptop directly to the living room jack and connecting via the DIR-601 to the living room jack both result in connection rates of 100mb.

Sounds like you might be the only one with issues of speeds slower through connection.

https://www.cnet.com/products/d-link-dir-601-wireless-n-150-home-router/user-reviews/

"Cons:
Only get HALF the speed when connected through router."
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2016, 11:39:10 AM »

What wireless mode are you using on the 601? Try single mode N and WPA2/AES only. Then try Open Security temporarily to see if there is any different.
I can try my 601 and see what it does.

The 601 was a low budget entry level router and not great on performances.  ::)


Quote from: FurryNutz
Is the 601 set up using this configuration?
Turning a router into an AP.

The DIR-601 is setup as per the AP directions in the link. SPI and WPS were actually both still on the DIR-601.  Both are off now, but no change to performance. 

Quote from: RYAT3
What does your laptop show in both cases?  Forget speedtest.  What is the actual connection link speed with and without DIR modem?
That'll at least tell us if the connection is 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.

Directly connecting the laptop directly to the living room jack and connecting via the DIR-601 to the living room jack both result in connection rates of 100mb.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2016, 09:36:34 AM »

Well, I gave up.  Bought a new router and all works as expected.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Re: Slow speeds through new network jack
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2016, 10:07:43 AM »

Enjoy.  ;)
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