Question about Siemens Efficient Networks SpeedStream 2623 (SS2623) Wireless Router
My bill for internet in the last two months has been way higher than usual due to extra bandwidth usage. We are doing nothing different. I have tried to call Bell and they reset my modem..but it is still bad. The lights on my modem are flashing like crazy and when I do a usage check it shows that the upload is huge.
If you think that someone is using your wireless network then you should make/change your router password, if you dont know how , just search google for it.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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Change the browser settings on your computer, so that when you open an web page no animations, graphics, video, sound or other multimedia content appears.
The multimedia features usually take up a lot of bandwidth space.
Turn off your media browser settings by selecting the control panel option on your computer and opening up the internet options.
When the internet options come up, left click the tab that says "advanced" and scroll down to multimedia. Deselect the multimedia options and save your changes.
Clear out unnecessary information in your Cache and Cookies within your browser. Cache and Cookies work to store information from the internet like passwords and log-ins.
However, they also take up a lot of bandwidth space. Click the tools tab in your browser, select "Clear Recent History" and then select which files you'd like to clear.
Press ENTER or CLEAR NOW an then save your settings
Visit sites like SpeedTest.net to test your bandwidth.
Speed Test provides a free broadband connection analysis that test a user's internet speed against other servers.
Click the Begin Test icon and notate the bandwidth speed test results.
Most often when you sign a internet contract you are guaranteed a certain speed that your computer will operate at.
The results presented are a user's download and upload bandwidth speeds. These results allow you to measure how fast your computer is downloading and uploading information.
Look at your internet contract with your service provider.
Compare the notated Speed Test results against what your bandwidth is supposed to be according to your contract.
If your modem is operating under speed, contact your service provider and have the representative reset the bandwidth or make a request to upgrade to a faster modem.
Hard wired ethernet is much faster than wireless
When your ISP offers you a 1Mb connection, its megaBits not MegaBytes.
So for a rough guide of how MUCH you can download, divide by eight. i.e. 1Mb speed = 128KB of data.
So its normal for you to get 1.0-1.10 mbps download speed for the 10MBps connection that
Download all of your favorite videos, programs, games, and music with acceleration.
The CNET Bandwidth Meter tests the speed of your Internet connection against top DSL Cable modem, and other broadband services.
To check your bandwidth, simply click on the download link.
hope this helps
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