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Re: How do I reduce the card speed of the Network...

To Reduce the link speed of your adapter to 10 half duplex, click Start | Control Panel | System | Device Manager | Network Adapters -> your NIC card properties ->Advanced Tab -> Link Speed = 10mbps half duplex.

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DSL-6740U VDSL modem Dlink slow wireless connection

Sounds like the network card on your computer can't handle any speeds higher ... Replace network card

Feb 20, 2013 | Routers


Getting the most out of a Home Network

A wired connection is still the best way to get maximum download and upload speeds because your computer is directly connected to your gateway/router via an Ethernet cable. While this method offers consistent speed, it might not be convenient running multiple PCs and Laptops with a wire in your home.

Improving your wireless connections:

1. Do not use wireless connections where it is not needed or not important.
Devices that are not moved frequently such as a printer or a desktop PC can use the ethernet cable to minimize traffic in the wireless connection. Some home users use a wireless adapter for their desktop PC to connect wirelessly which I think is irrelevant not unless your desktop PC is really far from the router. Most routers provide 4 ethernet ports which you can use for the printer and desktop PC.

2. Make sure that your Wireless Network has WEP/WPA enabled.
All routers are equipped with security features that can provide passwords to your network. A secure network is less susceptible to unathorized use of your network. The more users use your network, the slower it becomes.

Sample video on how to secure your network using a LinkSys Router:

3. Get a better range.
Depending on how your home is designed, your wireless gateway may not be able to reach certain parts of the home, but you may be able to improve access to those trouble spots. There are several companies that have developed wireless repeaters (sometimes called a signal booster), devices that can pick up the signal from your router and extend that signal to other parts of the house. It should be noted that any repeater has its own limitations and the greater your distance from the repeater the weaker your signal and the slower your speed will be.

4. Change your wireless channel to reduce interference.
You may experience weak or dropped signals if a cordless phone or any other electronic device and your wireless router share the same frequency channel. A potential fix for this issue is to change the channel, thereby reducing frequency interference. The wireless channel can be can be accessed in the wireless settings of your routers interface. Channels to choose from are Channels 1 to 11. This should be done in a trial and error method, choose whatever channel delivers the most speed.

Sample video on how to change the wireless channel on a Zoom Router:

5. Make sure that you are running the latest firmware and driver updates.
One of the easiest steps to improve your connection speed is to make sure you are running the latest software updates for your wireless adapter. If you are, the next step would be to check if your network card has been updated with the latest drivers. To confirm that you have the latest drivers available, go to the wireless card manufacturer's website and look for a Support and/or Driver link. If you have a built in wireless client (one that cannot be removed from your PC), check to see if your PC manufacturer has issued any updates.

The above tips has greatly improved our home network which consists of a Prolink router, 2 netbooks, 1 laptop, 1 desktop pc, 1 printer and an occasional use of mobile phones to connect to the internet.

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on May 26, 2011 | Routers

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My Dell desktop using Windows XP can't connect to my Belkin 5720 router but my laptop still works?

This sounds like a hardware failure, but just in case go to your computer Control Panel-Network Connections(Network and Sharing Center for Vista and above), and check your Network adapter settings. If your Network card is not showing, you may have a driver issue, or a bad NIC (Network Interface Card). It shouldn't matter that your router says" wireless hardware not detected", because you are hardwired from the computer to the router. I would check to see if you may have turned off, or blocked Ethernet connections on your router, I would then change my Cat5 (Ethernet) cable, and finally open the desktop and change out the NIC (Network Interface Card).

Mar 24, 2012 | Belkin Routers

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I have had to re install xp but it doesn't recognise my actiontec 802PAG wireless network card, i am therefore not able to get it on the net and i cannot find the drivers to download so i can...

I recommend you to please replace the NIC(network interface card)
you can also try to replace the port/slot before replacing the NIC if it works.

Jun 07, 2011 | Routers

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Why does my internet speed commence at 15mpbs and reduce to 1mpbs?

Likely the reason for this is the network card. Most network cards are 10/100, and this is typically NOT the bottle neck....100 works well for most users. Routers, and other components auto switch to accomodate the connection speed of the connecting NIC.

You may need to get a higher speed card...

Mar 20, 2011 | Belkin (F5D7231-4) Wireless Router

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I am using tp link adapter wn650g. i have two problems 1) when i click the tp link icon on the task bar it says authenticating on the link status. 2) although i have a 108 mb card but it always connect...


The Authenticating status means that you entered an icorrect network key. The 54Mbps is the wireless speed that your card is getting from the wireless router. That means that your router can only broadcast a maximum speed of 54Mbps. This is usual for Wireless-G routers. Although your card is capable of receiving 108 Mbps, the router doesn't have that speed. The 108 Mbps can be attained if you have a Wireless-N router. To resolve the Authenticating error, try to reconnect to your wireless network using the TP-Link utility. Make sure to enter the corrent wireless network key also called as passphrase. If you are using WEP as security mode, follow the steps below

For Win XP
1. Go to Control Panel, Network Connections
2. Right click on Wireless Network Connection > Properties
3. Click on the Wireless Network Tab and at the bottom you'll see Preferred Networks
4. Highlight the name of your network and click on Properties. Click on Authentication tab then uncheck the option that says "Enable IEEE" something like that. Click OK all the way out
5: Check if that fixes it. You may also try to reboot the computer after that.

One more thing is you can try to change the Channel of your router. You can do that by connecting your laptop hardwired to your router then access router web interface

Feb 18, 2011 | Routers

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I have BSNL 3G USB Data Card but most of the time it is difficult to connect internet with the message"Internet Explorer cannot display this web page "

goto settings -> connection profiles- >add->next.
in the interface type this exactly and use this settings as default

Tip. if you have 3g signals then in settings select network mode as umts and enjoy amasing speeds in 2g sim also.

Nov 15, 2010 | Routers

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Dwl-520 PPPoE problem

Besides the DHCP/PPoE issue that cnavarro already said, I recommend you to check the interface metric, click on start, then on run, type cmd and click on ok
then in the black window type "netstat -r" that will tell you the metric of each interface according to each network destination, depending on what you see in there (like windows looking for a network trough another device) then just change the metric to 1 in your dwl520.
here is how to do it

Apr 18, 2009 | D-Link DI-514 / DWL-520 Kit...

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Getting my Gigabyte GN-WBKG to connect to my Router

Is your lan card supports Giga? If not, this is the cause of disconnection, some routers does not supports older version of hardwares and softwares. If you have latest version of software on the routers, you should also update the driver of your Network Interface Card. Giga does not support a 10/Half-duplex interface, 100/Half-Interface but does support 100/Full-duplex or 100/Auto, you can check if your Network Interface Card is properly configured to these by doing these:

1.) Right click on "My Network Places" desktop icon.
2.) NIC Properties
3.) Configure
4.) Advanced
5.) Media Type/Speed and Duplex

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Restricting access to certain computers on network

if you have an extra computer laying around you can modify it to act as and internet gateway by installing ipcop on it.

This software is free and supports the following features:
IPCop 1.4.x Features

Features supported


  • 4 interfaces with typical behavior
  • GREEN : inside network
  • RED : outside network (internet)
  • ORANGE : DMZ (accessible from in and outside)
  • BLUE : inside network for wifi (connect an Access point to this interface)
  • VLAN available
  • alias available on RED interface


  • support i386 and alpha architecture (ppc will be available soon)
  • memory size supported from 12 MB to 4 GB
  • IDE, SCSI, SATA and RAID disk controller with 250 MB minimal hard disk size
  • network cards from linux-2.4 kerne (ISA / PCI)
  • smp kernel available on i386 for HT / multicore or multiples CPU
  • indirect installation to flash device

  • boot from floppy / usb floppy ( usb floppy allow only install from cdrom)
  • boot / installation from IDE / SCSI cdrom
  • boot / installation from usb key
  • boot from PXE enabled network card (need avdhcp and tftp server)
  • installation from http/ftp server

Translation available in 32 languages

Afrikaans, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional),
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese,
Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Backup / restore supported media

  • floppy (restore on new install only)
  • web interface
  • usb key

Core services

  • DHCP client / server
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Host list settable from web interface
  • HTTP / FTP proxy (squid)
  • IDS (snort) on all interfaces
  • Log local or remote
  • NTP client / server
  • SSH server (PSK or password)
  • Traffic shaping (red interface)

Firewall features

  • statefull firewall
  • nat helper for h323, irc, mms, pptp, proto-gre, quake3
  • programmable port forwarding to ORANGE address
  • pin-hole on GREEN or BLUE net
  • ping answer configurable on all interfaces


  • roadwarrior and net to net
  • certificate or PSK
Once installed and configured you will be able to control the download speed to the Compaq machine (for example if you have 2mbps download speed you can set 1mbps for just your machine and .5 mbps for each of the remaining 2 machines). You can also set a daily limit to the amount of data the Compaq can download (for example you can say the Compaq machine can only download 250 mb per day). You can restrict the compaq to accessing the internet during certain hours (for example it can access the internet from 8am-9pm and block access from 9pm-8am.

The new network configuration will have the adsl modem connecting directly to a network card on the ipcop computer. The ipcop computer will need a 2nd network card to connect the router. Use ipcop to control dhcp ip addressing instead of the DI-524 router or use manual addressing.

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