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January 7, 2012 6:19 AM Subscribe
What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition.
posted by jon1270 to computers & internet (7 answers total)
Yesterday my wife and I moved into a new house in a new city, and had our really fast Comcast internet installed. If I plug my laptop directly into the modem, it's really fast: speed test puts it over 35Mbps, which is a revelation given that our last internet connection was 1.5Mbps.
The problem is that it's not playing nicely with our old wireless router. I'm trying to use a Linksys WRT54G that's a few years old, and when I connect to the internet through that router, either hardwired or wirelessly, most of the internet simply stops working and the parts that work at all (Google, Amazon) slow to a crawl and/or don't work properly (Amazon images are all broken and pages don't display properly). Is this a case of an old router being unable to handle the data firehose that is my new ISP, or have I likely configured something wrongly?
If I need a new router, what sort do I need to handle this? If relevant, the modem is a Motorola SB6120, and we intend to use it with 2 laptops (one new, the other a older Dell), a couple of iPod touches and a low-end Roku box.