2Wire Gateway 2701HG-B DSL Modem/Router (AT&T)

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Jun 24, 2010
  1. I am r4ymond
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    I got my AT&T Modem/Router some years ago and have been using it on both Windows XP and Windows Vista. I don't exactly remember the download speed of the Modem/Router on my Windows XP, back when I first installed it and back when my Windows XP computer was brand new (I was little at the time and don't know anything about these things). Now ever since I got a new computer (Windows Vista) and re-installed 2Wire onto my computer, the speed was just too slow. Now when I asked about my friends' download speeds, their's were waay faster than mine (up to 150+ KB/sec), while mine was 80 KB/sec MAX. I don't know why the download speed is slow, but when I open up Mozilla Firefox and other website pages, it loads FAST (NOT very fast, just fast). I don't know why, that's why I'm asking some of you computer experts and stuff.

    For Windows Vista is there only a Double-Screen Icon at the Lower-Right corner if your computer is connected to a Network? It's different for Windows XP (One Screen).

    I'm not sure which Internet Plan my parents' friend chose for me, but I'm pretty sure it's Basic because of the download speed...Hopefully it's not the Basic Plan.

    Can anyone tell me how to make the download speed faster other than upgrading to a better Plan and buying a new, faster Modem/Router/Internet Connection? Thanks a bunch.

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    Congrats on being 13, I remember being 13, that's when I learned to program in Java...

    More on topic, check your router page. Both my 2WIRE's have had a router page of http://192.168.1.254/ .

    Find the connections page and it'll tell you the speed of the connection in bits (not bytes. a byte = 8 * bits).

    If you in a different location, you'll have slower speeds, I used to get 30 KB/s with AT&T DSL.
    It was hell now that I've got 600 KB/s.

    Lowest tier AT&T DSL is 1 Megabit (~128 kilobytes) if I remember correctly.

    How are you downloading to check your speed? Compare it to http://speedtest.net results
     
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    Thanks [​IMG] I somewhat understood what you posted, but a few I do not understand. I really need to learn more of these things and need to stop relying on my dad's friend to help me set up computer-related things, so I guess this is a perfect time.

    This is my speed:

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    Download: 0.62 Mb/sec

    Upload: 0.32 Mb/sec

    Now when I checked my Connection Speed, it was:

    Incoming: 768 kbps

    Outgoing: 384 kbps

    Thanks for the reply [​IMG].

    Do you notice any problems with this? Also, thanks for helping.

    Fast reply, please! [​IMG]
     
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    Looks about right to me. 768 / 1024 = 0.75 Megabit, minus a bit because of other stuff.

    So if your internet is slow, it is probably your computer.
    Your ping looks fine too.

    Try another computer or something. Do you get ~80 kilobytes/s when you download?
     
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    Yes, I do get 80 kilobytes/s when I download. I don't think that it's my computer that's slow. It's running fast, actually (Windows Vista).

    I also tried it on my Old Windows XP computer and it's lower than 80 kilobytes/s around (50-65).

    I found this: http://ctrlzone.blogspot.com/2008/03/vario...p-settings.html as well. Not sure what it is, but I think it will help. I gtg sleep for now. I'll check back on this topic once I come back from school.
     

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