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Netgear router dg834gt

Hi! i have recently changed my BT broadband router to netgear router DG834GT,i have used netgear router before on my 2 computers,it was working fine and functioning to the best broadband speed.but today i swap router and i found that the netgear is not functioning as it should be,really slow how can i amend it to get my min speed at 3mb or 4mb. i had a speed test and it is way below 1mb or 2mb.

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  • damian sung Jun 18, 2007

    hi there!
    thx for ur reply. i have checked the MTU and alter to 1493 as u was on 1453 before. and the downstream connection speed is on 416kbps...and upstream connectionn speed is on 448 kbps.
    so is that fast enough?? is it like what i should get under 2or 3MB speeds??
    cos when i sign up with BT broadband it said i will get up to 8MB...depends where i live or near the exchange...i want to make sure that i am getting a least 3MB speed. so am i getting that??

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    hi i recently got a netgear router dg834gt and everything seems to be fine apart from that i cant sign on aol anymore it wont let me connect to the internet

    any advice


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Have look in the router settings for the actual internet connection speeds, as these are a more true reading than the speed check as the speeds can vary at different times of the day and 2 or 3 speed checks can bring different results. your actual connection speed that is showing in the routers settings is the connection you are getting from your ISP. If you are with BT they usually recommend using their latest routers, why i'm not sure, as the only thing i have noted is that the MTU is set at 1500 (Maximum Transmition Units)and in other routers the MTU is automatically set at 1493, so look for the MTU setting and up it if necassary, but not above 1500, also double check all the settings, even put the bt router back in and see if speeds improve, if, you know the BT router is set up purposly for faster connection speeds. Also try checking your speed at a speed test site at a quieter time of day, you will also see different speed check sites give you different speed results.

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