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Author Topic: DIR-626L low speed  (Read 7299 times)

Reylo

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DIR-626L low speed
« on: November 23, 2013, 04:03:03 PM »

Hi.

After ditching a old wireless router (because it didn't download with specified speed, and crashed a lot), I recently bought a DIR-626L hoping i wouldn't have speed problems anymore and that the router will download with full speed and not by half (compared to the old one).

After some browsing/gaming/streaming, internet speed drops dramatically to ~800Kbps/sec, when my normal download speed is at ~9MB/sec. Keep in mind that i'm referring to the wired connection and not on wireless. Sometimes it recovers after a short period of time of not using the internet that much but when it doesn't recover that easy, i have to power it off and on (restart function from the router's menu doesn't fix the problem). For some reason, when this problem occurs upload speed is higher, about 2MB/sec

Hardware Version: A1     Firmware Version: 1.03

I really hope i can fix the problem because it's really frustrating to know that i bought a new router just because i have low speed problems with the old one and i'm faced with the same issue.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: DIR-626L low speed
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?
  • Has a Factory Reset been performed?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?
  • Was the router working before any firmware updates?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?
  • What ISP Modem service link speeds UP and Down do you have?
  • Check ISP MTU requirements, Cable is usually 1500, DSL is around 1492 down to 1472. Call the ISP and ask. Link>Checking MTU Values
  • For DSL/PPPoE connections on the router, ensure that "Always ON" option is enabled.

Router and Wired Configurations
Some things to try: - Log into the routers web page at 192.168.0.1. Use IE, Opera or FF to manage the router.
  • Turn off ALL QoS or Disable Traffic Shaping (DIR only) GameFuel (DGL only and if ON.) options, Advanced/QoS or Gamefuel.
  • Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option under Setup/Internet/Manual or under Setup/PARENTAL CONTROL/Set to>None: Static IP or Obtain Automatically From ISP.
  • Enable Use Unicasting (compatibility for some ISP DHCP Servers) under Setup/Internet/Manual.
  • Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking. Link>Finding Faster DNS Addresses using Name Bench
  • Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router. Setup/Networking. This ensures each devices gets its own IP address when turned on and connected, eliminates IP address conflicts and helps in troubleshooting.
  • Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
  • If IPv6 is an option on the router, select Local Connection Only or Disable IPv6 options under Setup/IPv6.
  • Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP under Advanced/Firewall. Enable or Disable SPI to test.
  • Enable uPnP and Multi-cast Streaming under Advanced/Networking. Disable uPnP for testing Port Forwarding rules. Enable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming for routers that have a Media Server option. Disable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming if IPv6 or Media Server is not being used.
  • Turn off WISH, and WPS under Advanced.
  • WAN Port Speed set to Auto or specific speed? Some newer ISP modems support 1000Mb so manually setting to Gb speeds can be supported by the router. Advanced/Advanced Networking/WAN Port Speed
  • Set current Time Zone, Date and Time. Use an NTP Server feature. Tools/Time.
  • Check cable between Modem and Router, swap out to be sure. Link> Cat6 is recommended.

Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations and Managing Signal Congestion
  • Ensure the default (dlink) SSID name is changed. Can be anything and not something thats already in use by any neighboring WiFi routers. Under Setup/Wireless/Manual.
  • What wireless modes are you using?
  • 2.4Ghz Routers only: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N?
  • Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz or try 20Mhz only.
  • Try setting a manual Channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear.
  • What security mode are you using? Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only. Some WiFi adapters don't support AES, so you might want to try TPIK only or Auto TPIK and AES.
  • What wireless devices do you have connected?
  • Any cordless house phones?
  • Any other WiFi routers in the area? Link> Use InSSIDer to find out. How many?
  • If you have any of these options, Try turning OFF or ON Short GI, WLAN Partition, HT 20/40 Co-exhistance and Extra Wireless Protection if you have it. Recommended settings are default. Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.
  • Enable WMM Enable Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.
  • Try setting Medium or Low power output settings and test again Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.

3rd Party Security Software Configurations
  • Turn off all anti virus and firewall programs on PC while testing. 3rd party firewalls are not generally needed when using routers as they are effective on blocking malicious inbound traffic.
  • Turn off all devices accept for one wired LAN PC while testing.
  • Disable any downloading client software managers, i.e. Torrents or similar.


Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
6" minimum safe distance between devices.
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Reylo

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Re: DIR-626L low speed
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 06:55:24 AM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?
  • Has a Factory Reset been performed?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?
  • Was the router working before any firmware updates?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?
  • What ISP Modem service link speeds UP and Down do you have?
  • Check ISP MTU requirements, Cable is usually 1500, DSL is around 1492 down to 1472. Call the ISP and ask. Link>Checking MTU Values
  • For DSL/PPPoE connections on the router, ensure that "Always ON" option is enabled.


ISP: RDS & RCS, Bucharest, Romania, Cable connection, PPPoE. Factory reset done (didn't fix the problem). Router worked the same way before and after factory reset and firmware update.

Normal speed  (upload speed should be the same with download speed, not sure why it doesn't here)



After browsing/gaming/streaming:



I did the steps provided but to no avail.
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another-dave

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Re: DIR-626L low speed
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 07:52:29 AM »

did /can you bypass the router when the speed slows down to confirm it's the router and not your ISP
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Reylo

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Re: DIR-626L low speed
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 10:51:40 AM »

did /can you bypass the router when the speed slows down to confirm it's the router and not your ISP

Yes i did. Same issue. Weird thing i discovered is that on torrents it reaches the maximum speed. But when downloading through browsers (tried chrome and firefox) it still doesn't work properly.
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Re: DIR-626L low speed
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 07:39:56 AM »

Are the torrents going while your trying to download using the browser?
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