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Slow internet connection speed

I have a befsr41 ver 3 that reduces my connecion speed from 25 directly connected to 5 when using the router. I also have a blinking full/col led. I ran easy link advisor and it said my network was ok but did show a ! in a yellow delta athe the comcast connection. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Mitja vanderapffel Jan 15, 2009

    I have problem to download and my system tells me taht connectin is not good. I have 4 mb down and1 Mb up connection.

  • Mitja vanderapffel Jan 15, 2009

    My coonection is bad, slow, weven i have 4 Mb down and 1 mb up connection calble.
    what to do to resolve problem with router Linksys BESFSR41 router ?


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debbily
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SOURCE: 3 PC's networked to BEFSX41 very slow accessing internet

sounds like your internet access is the slow down, not the router. You don't say if you have DSL or CABLE or what.  I'd check there. Make sure you are getting a strong signal.  Hook up one system directly, without the router and check the speed.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

shindou
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SOURCE: Linksys router limits speed to 5 meg.

Try to access the router's setup page and change the MTU settings. The default address for the Befsr41 is 192.168.1.1. Here are instructions:

1) Use a computer wired to the router.
2) Launch a browser and type in 192.168.1.1, leave the username blank and the password is admin or the password you have set when you first configured the router.
3) Click on the Advanced tab then click on the Filters tab. On the bottom part you have MTU.
4) Enable that option and set MTU to 1500, 1400, 1300 (for cable ISP connection) and 1492 (for DSL connection) and check if it will work.
4) If that does not work, you can try upgrading the firmware of your router.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

dante777
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It looks like all your devices by themselves are working fine.
Good start.
If you took the router out of your office I assume that the settings from the office and your home are different, which causes the setup not to work properly.

First of all you should find out which hardware version of the router you have and download the manual from here, so you have the information at hand when you're not online.

Then you want to rest the router to factory settings, so you start clean. In order to do so, use the Factory Default Reset button: First, turn off the router's power. Second, press and hold the default reset button then turn on the router's power, until the SYS LED lights up (about 3 seconds). Last, release the reset button and wait for the router to reboot.

Follow the instructions in the manual form page 8 on onwards with a special view on setting up PPPoE. Have your information form your DSL provider handy (Account name and password).
The default webpage for the router interface is http://192.168.1.1
Username and password are both "admin".

Do not enable any wireless security until everything is working fine.

Make sure later to change the password to something else, so no one can "take over" your router.

If this solution did not help, please don't rate it as "Thanks for trying" or so, but leave a comment instead and I will check back and we can work form there.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Configure Router

Make sure that the modem is connected to the internet port of the router and computers to munbered ethernet ports.open 192.168.1.1 in your internet explorer page.It will ask for username and password.Leave the username blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys page.In the blue bar click on MAC address clone.Enable the MAC address clone service and click on clone.Now scroll down and click on save settings.Make sure that all these settings are done from the computer which is able to go online.Now power off your router and modem.Now power up modem first and then your router.Now you will be abvle to go online from all the computers.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

bschilz
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SOURCE: Moved router to connect directly to the Comcast

Your ISP should have given you the following information...
Static IP, Internet IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Static DNS 1-3.
With that information at hand, follow tis link to the router user manual and go to Page 11 of the manual to go through the step by step process of setting the router up for an internet connection.

http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/downloads/WRT54GX2v2_ug,1.pdf

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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