can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: fishhunter On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:32 pm

I have charter broadband it seems alot faster since they increased the speed
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:34 pm

My DSL used to be as fast as Charter ... then they decided I was getting too much for my money. Now it's reduced to dial-up-like speed. VERY aggravating. I just don't want to pay $50 a month for faster service, when I know how fast this used to be.
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:36 pm

That's how fast it is between the router and the computer. it's not the speed of your internet connection. e.g if you had another computer hooked to router you could transfer at 65mbps.

As far as the security settings go be sure to enable encryption and enable mac address filtering (assuming it has it which it should). The encryption will scramble the signal so if it's intercepted it can't be understood. The Mac Address filter will only allow devices you list to connect to it, in your case just the computer.
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: fishhunter On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:37 pm

when I first got charter they wee at 5 mbps which did not seem much faster. they recently increased the speed by 10 times they said in a letter they sent out and it seems better. now when i click on a webpage it is open within a second.
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: fishhunter On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:40 pm

[quote="Richard S."]That's how fast it is between the router and the computer. it's not the speed of your internet connection. e.g if you had another computer hooked to router you could transfer at 65mbps.

Is this a good speed? right now it is at 117. It seems just as fast as when I had it hooked directly too the modem
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:41 pm

I wish Verizon would stop being the greedy bastards they are & do the same! :roll:
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:49 pm

fishhunter wrote:Is this a good speed? right now it is at 117. It seems just as fast as when I had it hooked directly too the modem


Yes that's excellent, it only has to be faster than your internet connection speed and it is well above that.
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:58 pm

fishhunter wrote:no,
In the corner of my screen on the bottom is now has a computer icon and when you put the cursor over it says

wireless network connection
speed: 65mbps
signal strength: excellent
status: connected

Oh, I thought you were checking internet speed not just the wireless connection. Speeds depend on your router and 117 would be faster than your internet connection anyway like Richard mentioned so you should be good to go.
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Re: can you hook up a router to be wired and wireless???

PostBy: cntbill On: Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:31 pm

Every now and then when I need to check Internet connection speeds I use speedtest.net Pretty interesting that if I test from Philly I get about 9.5 Mbps and then if I test across the US at San Jose CA, I get 20.69 Mbps. But at least you can get an idea what your Internet connection is doing.

:oops2: Just realized the last post was a month ago...
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