MN-500 bottlenecking my connection

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by =?Utf-8?B?U3dpc3M=?=, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I've just switched my cable modem service to 15MB download, and I can get
    pretty close to that if I bypass the router. I'm connecting directly from
    the router to my ethernet card, so no USB. I've installed the latest
    available firmware and software updates for the MN-500, also, I'm running
    Windows 2k.
    Any ideas about what's causing this?
    =?Utf-8?B?U3dpc3M=?=, Oct 28, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?U3dpc3M=?=

    Joe Crown Guest

    The MN-500 has a 10 Mbps (Please note that is bits per second) port for
    the WAN port. This is a design limitation. So to fully utilize a 15
    Mbps connection you will need a router that has a 100 Mbps connection on
    the WAN port.
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    Joe Crown, Nov 30, 2005
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    Todd Guest

    Thanks for the helpful response Joe. I'm seeing the same behavior. In fact
    the fastest speed that I'm able to achieve while setup on a 10 Mbps ISP port
    is 6.77 Mbps whereas connected directly to the Rogers Cable modem I'll hit
    close to 10.

    I'm running the latest firmware Version: V1.11.017. Too bad, this is the
    best router I've ever owned. It's been running continuously for NINE YEARS
    now without ever having to reset it once!!! I would have to say this is the
    best piece of hardware I've ever owned. Not even my Cisco 2611 was as
    reliable. I went through two linksys and a d-link prior to buying the MN-500.
    I'd love to know who made this piece of hardware for microsoft?
    Todd, Feb 18, 2010
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Feb 18, 2010
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