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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Default Is The FSV318 Router Slowing My Cable Internet

I am using a FVS318 router in an OnQ home wiring system. The cable internet (Comcast) comes directly in to the OnQ box. From the Cable Modem I go to the Netgear FVS318. From there I connect to one of the home network out lets and go into a Netgear WNDR3400 wireless router. 2 Computers are connect to the WNDR3400 Ethernet ports along with a network printer (HP) and a Sony DVD player with interent. The problem I am having is that I only get 4.5 Mbps download speed on the 2 computers and the interest is extremely slow on the computers if I am streaming NetFlix to the DVD player.

Today I tried to bypass the FVS318 and go directly to the WNDR3400 through the OnQ box by connecting the ehternet cable for my computer room directly to the cable modem. I got download speeds of 25 Mbps which is closer to what Comcast says I should be getting. However after about 2 minutes I would lose internet connection. Not sure what was causing that problem. I am wondering if the FSV318 is out of date and should be replaced. I see references to a FVS318G which appears to be a Gigabyte instead of 10/100. The FVS318 was installed by the home builder in 2005. Maybe that technology was ok then but I am starting to think it is not compatible with the new higher speed internet connections. Also the LED power light no longer lights up on the FVS318. I thought perhaps I am not getting any power, but when I turn the switch off, I lose the internet. Turn the switch back on and the internet is there again. Perhaps the light is just burnt out?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:35 PM
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FVS318 do NOT handle over 11.8Mbps WAN throughput put with 10base/half

too old produces for 25Mbps comcast.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Is The FSV318 Router Slowing My Cable Internet

Thanks for the reply. Would replacing the FVS318 with a FVS318G solve my problem and get my speeds up to where they should be?
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:57 PM
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look WAN-LAN spec from EACH prosafe products page at netgear.com and look at spec.
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Default Re: Is The FSV318 Router Slowing My Cable Internet

Thanks again for the information. But I have no idea what I am looking at with those specs. From what I can gather the FVS318 was not designed for todays high speeed cable internet. It looks like the FVS318G might be an upgrade that could handle the high speed internet. But also see a number of 7Mbps which is still alot slower than when I hook the cable modem straight to the computer and get 25 Mbps download seeds.

Any information on which router whould help me get the speed I amd paying comcast for would be appreciated.

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Performance Features

Throughput: LAN-to-WAN: 25 Mbps total, IPsec VPN (3DES): 7 Mbps
Connections: 6,000 concurrent sessions

http://www.netgear.com/business/prod...s/FVS318G.aspx
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Angry FVS318 sucks away 70% of my Internet throughput!

Cable Guy just left after proving to me that my modem was giving me 15 Mbs on the WAN side of my setup. Coming in from the cable modem I connect to my FVS318 where it is connected by CAT5 to my server and my desktop, and also to a wireless router to supply my laptop and my wife's PC.

I get a whopping 4.5 Mbs on my LAN side when I have 15 Mbs on my WAN side. WHY would I allow 70% of my throughput to be sucked right down the drain?

I've upgraded to v2.4 firmware, verified my settings. Thanks, Netgear!

Where's the 10 in 10/100?
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Default Re: Is The FSV318 Router Slowing My Cable Internet

READ entire thread.. ANSWERED..

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FVS318 do NOT handle over 11.8Mbps WAN throughput put with 10base/half

too old produces for 25Mbps comcast.
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Default Re: Is The FSV318 Router Slowing My Cable Internet

Okay, let's say the WAN side will throttle itself down to 11.8 Mbs. Fine. On my LAN side, the FVS318 is rated as 10 Mbs. I'm getting 4.5 Mbs on my LAN on a good day. Instead of 10/100, they should have rated the thing as 4.5/11.8, right?
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Default Re: Is The FSV318 Router Slowing My Cable Internet

Internet would expect to be said speed 4.5~6Mbps

With PC to PC LAN sharing you will get 100Mbos connection

Simply how you look at it, it will never supports 15Mbps Internet speed to any of LAN devices
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