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Dlink Di-514 slow

If I connect my DSL cable directly into my Dell E310 Windows XP computer I get the advertised rates of over 1.5 Mbps download. But when I connect the DSL cable into my router and the router to my PC via an Ethernet cable and port, I get significantly slower speeds. I believe I have the latest firmware. I have also cleared the network cache via Network Connections -> LAN->Properties-> TCP/IP-> Repair.

What else could I do? I feed my ISP is making changes to their software or configuration without informing the users.

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  • kevinj Oct 23, 2007


    MTU was set to 1492 previously. I changed nothing except reconnected the cables and rebooted and the speed (as tested via is above spec. Nevertheless I have had the speed degenerate for no particular reason several times in the last week. Maybe this is an issue to address with my ISP.

    Thanks for your help.


  • kevinj Oct 24, 2007

    Turns out my problems were due to the ISP doing maintenance and making upgrades during the day. I should work for them - we only do maintenance after 10 pm.

  • kevinj Oct 25, 2007

    BellSouth, aka AT&T



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Need to change teh MTU settings in your router.once you  will change it,, it will work

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2007

    here are thestpes to change your MTU settings




    After logging in with your user id and password, the Home > Wizard screen appears.

    Click WAN from the menu list on the left side of the screen.
    2.The Home > WAN screen appears.

    Before you proceed, please Chnage the MTUs  to any numbres between1492 or 1500.
    >>> plz let me knwo if you find any problem,,a nd also if it works/
    Best OF All Luck

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2007

    Hey Kevin,

             By the Kevin you wrote that the computer slows down when you connect the router,, plz check the router firewall settigns should be on low..

    Gunjan :-)

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2007

    okay,,, but Kevin whats your ISP ?

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2007

    Which ISP you are subscribing >?



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