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I have high speed and my Internet was sluggish at best for months. I tried everything including the following Resetting my cable modem, replacing my cable modem with a newer model. Resetting my Wi-Fi router, replacing my Wi-Fi router. Reinstalling my operating system. Updating my network drivers. Scanning for Malwere and viruses daily. I tried different browers including Firefox, Chrome and others. I updated Internet Explorer with all the latest patches.

I have determine that the DNS server was the issue. The DNS server is a translator, it allows us to just type in the website name like www.microsoft.com instead of remembering numbers like 216.239.51.99. I fix mine by using Open DNS instead of my internet provider DNS Server.

Here is how to fix it. Go to control panel, then click on your local area connection icon. Click on properties and then double click on TCP/IP Internet Protocol. Leave the top settings alone, which will still obtain the IP address automatically. Type in the Open DNS Preferred DNS server settings of 24.25.5.60. Type in the Open DNS Alternate DNS server settings of 24.25.5.61. Reboot your PC and enjoy the speed.

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Where do I find the IP address for vizio va19l


To help you and let you know the default IP address of Vizio router is (192.168.1.1)
Now to help you connect the internet connection by configuring Vizio router, please follow the step-by-step instructions given below:
- Unplug the power cable from your high-speed Internet modem.
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable (included) to the number 1 port on your router.
- Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on your computer.
- Connect an Ethernet cable from your high-speed Internet modem into the Internet port on your router.
- Plug the power back into your high-speed Internet modem and wait 30 for seconds and power on your router with the included power adapter. Your router will automatically turn on.
- Wait for 30 seconds for your router to fully connect and open an Internet browser window (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari).
- Type http://vizio.home (or 192.168.1.1) in the browser window and press Enter
- The Quick Setup App will automatically start. Click ACCEPT and CONTINUE.
- From here you can: Click Print to print your configuration.
- Click EDIT SETTINGS to make changes to the Network Name, Security Type, Security Key and Network Status.
- Click Manual Settings to make changes to the advanced settings of your router.
- Click EXIT to close the Router Settings App.

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May 20, 2016 | Vizio Computers & Internet

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In the http://192.168.1.1/ dont display the information


1. Unplug the power cable from your high-speed internet modem.
2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable (included) to the number 1 port on the router.
3. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on your computer.
4. Connect an Ethernet cable from your high-speed Internet modem into the Internet port on the router.
5. Plug the power back into your high-speed internet modem. Plug the power adapter into the router and wait 30 seconds before plugging it into a power outlet.
6. Wait 30 seconds for the router to fully connect and open an Internet browser window (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari). Type http://vizio.home or http://192.168.1.1 in the browser window and press Enter. The Quick Start App will automatically start.

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i wanted to know what is the best wireless router compatible with motorolla SBV5120 cable modem? thank you very much


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The Motorola SB5120 SURFboard® is a very popular, solid and reliable cable modem compatible with most cable providers. If your modem is two years or older, upgrading to the SB5120 has been known to show speed improvements up to 3X faster than older DOCSIS 1.0 modems. Set up is simple and fast.
  • Compact design: With its attractive and compact design, this cable modem won't clutter up your work space
  • Easy to maintain: Simplify troubleshooting with the handy font-panel LEDs and built-in HTML-based diagnostics
  • Stand-by switch: Disconnect the signal without unplugging the modem with the top-mounted stand-by switch
  • DOCSIS™ 2.0: Take advantage of DOCSIS 2.0 technology for up to three times greater upstream capabilities than older modems running on DOCSIS 1.1
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Linksys BEFCMU10
Quick to set up at a great price, the Linksys BEFCMU10 offers fast connections to your cable broadband provider. Connect it directly to any PC with an available USB or Ethernet port, and you're ready to surf the Internet. With the Linksys Cable Modem, you'll avoid monthly rent charges, and make the most of your high-speed cable Internet connection.
  • Compliant with all industry standards: DOCSIS™ 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 - compatible with any cable Internet provider
  • Ports: Ethernet, USB & Cable
  • Buttons: Reset
  • LED Indicators: Power, Internet Cable, Internet Activity, Ethernet & USB
  • Easy installation: One phone call to your Internet service provider completes the setup
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D-Link DCM-202
D-Link's DCM-202 Cable Modem is powered by TurboDOX™ bandwidth acceleration software increasing your download speeds up to 20 times. The DCM-202 makes your broadband connection more efficient and effective by clearing network congestion, resulting in a boost in download speeds. With the DCM-202, you will get more out of your broadband connection with increased bandwidth and enhanced performance.
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Netgear WGT624 Super G 108 Mbps Wireless Router Netgear's WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router is 10 times faster than 802.11b routers providing 4x the range of 802.11b devices, and double the range of most other 802.11g products. Your home network is secure with over 10 security and privacy features including a double firewall and wireless encryption. Netgear's Smart Wizard set up software gets you connected in 5 clicks or less!
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Ethernet speed changes from normal to zero


If you have high speed internet go to your ISP webpage and do a speed test. If You are paying for say like 10 MEGS and are only pulling 1.2 Megs. It probably is your modem. Your speed will slow down to approx 7.5 behind a router. Also Your ethernet cable might need replacing. might also might try resetting your router. disconnect all power even the cable comming in and reset everything. Hope that helps.

May 24, 2009 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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Is it hard wires ie: dsl or high speed internet thru your cable TV lines, even if it wi fi you have a maodem hooked up to the phone or cable lines or satellite.Try rebooting the system including your modem & all routers. this is best done w/ computers off . Turn them all off or unplug them for at least 30 seconds. Then plug them in - one at a time , modem, routers, computers. If this doesn't work. Disconnect them from each other. There is a reset button on your modem & routers - push this is and hold for a minute, do each component separtely. Repeat reboot process.

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