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Split speeds on modem

We just tested our internet cable connection directly to the computer (no router) and got like 1.3mb/sec for speed. now we connected it to the router (Dell TrueMobile 1184), so now two computers are using the internet and are only getting half that speed - is there any way to tell the router to give full speed to one computer when the other isnt used or to evenly balance when one needs it and the other isnt being used?

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Re: split speeds on modem

I have never seen a router split speed evenly for the number of computers plugged in. Typically all bandwidth is available to any one computer using the service and it becomes proportianlly less as others start using it. Just because four computers are plugged in doesn't mean each will get 1/4th the total speed, it all depends on what they are doing. Perhaps you have a problem with your wireless connection itself since your first speedtest was using a cabled ethernet connection. Check to make sure you have a strong signal and that windows is reporting a good speed (11mbps, 54mbps, etc). If the signal is real low then speed can drop to below 1mbps. Finally, are you conducting the exact same test each time (like A file download from a site isn't the best test of speed since it can vary drastically as others users hit the site.

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