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My ISP is Comcast and I am subscribed to a 12mbps download and a 2.5mbps upload. When I am directly connected to my modem I get around 13-30mbps (Yeah I know, I get more than what I pay for!)
However, when downloading files through my router my max download speed is 750-770 kb/s.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

I have tried this with a Linksys WRT320N and a Netgear RangeMAX (forget model) and SAME RESULTS!!!!

I am very familiar with the menus of both.

So, is there anything I can do to unlock the true potential of my speed through my router/s?

*Added note: I have tested my router via ethernet and wireless. Same performance.

I know 750 kb/s isn't bad. In fact it is perfectly liveable.

Weird note: via speedtest.net the router and modem get the same speed. But, when I try downloading via P2P, Steam, random file sharing website; the modem outperforms every time.

Thanks for the help! My first post on techguy.org!
 

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I'd download and install the latest firmware for the router, then reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure. See if that changes things.

What's the exact make/model of the Comcast modem?
 

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I already have. On both routers they are at the current firmware with Windows 7 compatibility. The modem is by Scientific Atlanta but I cannot obtain the model number at the moment. (Not home for a few days)
 

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Did you also reset to factory defaults after the firmware upgrade? That's an important step.

I have run across specific modem/router combinations that don't play well together. In my case, it was a Toshiba cable modem and a D-Link router. I stuck a cheap 100mbit switch between as a buffer and all was well. Even if just as a diagnostic measure, you might try that as well.
 

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Well, an Ethernet switch is a basic network component, you get them anywhere you might buy a router.

If you have a friend with a different model router, you might consider asking him to test it in your location to see if this is simply a router/modem interface issue. You could also test your router in his location if he's reluctant to bring his to you.
 

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Wireless g networks only get up to 54 mb / sec speed

if its wired straight to the modem youll get up tp 100 mb / sec

depending how far away you are, the wireless should be fast enough
 

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atnerzig, you're not following the bouncing ball. His wired connections are slow, wireless doesn't enter this picture at this time.
 

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Since two routers have an issue, I'm starting to wonder if something odd is happening with the modem...
 

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Well, an Ethernet switch is a basic network component, you get them anywhere you might buy a router.

If you have a friend with a different model router, you might consider asking him to test it in your location to see if this is simply a router/modem interface issue. You could also test your router in his location if he's reluctant to bring his to you.
I believe it is a modem issue.
 

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I did talk to Comcast and they said all routers slow down my speed to that level. I just feel like that isn't the truth... Should I try a new modem?
That's a total crock! I've never seen any measurable slowdown with a router on any broadband connection, including Comcast. I had Comcast for years, and I had a variety of routers during that period, and I never saw anything like this.

I have Verizon FiOS now, and the same comment applies. I've used at least four routers on this service, and it's always full speed.
 

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This could be an issue with the modem, that's all I can think of.
 

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I had this problem with my Linksys router. Installed a third party firmware called Tomato and my speeds are faster than the Linksys firmware.
 

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Hard to imagine that the Linksys and the Netgear you tried had the same issue...
 
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