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75 foot network cable from modem to comp could be slowing me down?


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Im currently running 250(ish) network cabling to my pc. Didnt need that much, but at 10 cents a foot.. i figured what the hell ;)

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 5371 Kbps about 5.4 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 656 kB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Mar 27 2005 21:47:58 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 96X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.56 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 36.88 % faster than the average for host (mindspring.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QPEK8FBO1

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welcome to the forum stevesa :hello:

ampz, maybe consider replacing your cable...get cat-5e or cat-6...

i had the cat5 cables. 1-3ft.(comp1, 1ft away from router)), 1-10ft. (PS2) 1-75ft.,(Xbox) and 1-150ft.(comp2) I replaced all with cat6 cable came out pretty cheap (way cheaper than best buy). i got them from this site:

http://www.cat6cableguy.com/cat5e_cables?b=1 

and like i said before wired is BETTER than wireless  :D

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i am on a cable modem to belkin f5d7230-4  router  with a belkin wireless usb adapter seems the wireless pc is slightly slow. .  i was thinking about just buying a 50ft network cable and running it wired? which way do u think i would get the best performance??  which is the best network cable to buy??

 

what is the speed of your internet most usb adpters have usb1.0 ports instead of upb 2.0 ports

1.0=12 megs

2.0=400 megs

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