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Cisco EA3500

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by mcginn, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. mcginn

    mcginn New Around Here

    Nov 27, 2012
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew how to speed up the download speed of the cisco ea3500. The reason is i have it set up right now and it maxes out its download at 9.6Mbs. So i was wondering if this is a normal speed or if there was a way to improve that.
  2. stevech

    stevech Part of the Furniture

    Mar 13, 2010
    San Diego
    9.6 Megabytes/sec (Mbps) ? (Mbps is Megabits/sec). 8 bits per byte.

    By download speed... do you mean speed downloading from the Internet? If so, that's governed by you ISP's speed offering, assuming your WiFi is not slowing things.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir Very Senior Member

    Aug 16, 2008
    South Florida
    1. Check and make sure your ISP has you on the right subnet.
    2. Know what your paying for on download and upload speeds.
    3. Make sure your modem firmware is up-to-date.
    4. Make sure your router firmware is up-to-date.
    5. Make sure all DSL filters have been check for wear and tear. Replace it worn?
    6. Make sure coax cables used on Cable modem are not the old RG59?
    7. Replace RG59 with either RG6 Dual Shield or Quad Shield Coax Cable
    8. Make sure all compressed ends are tighten on the coax cable.
    9. Make sure all coax cable connectors are tighten too.

    It's a lot to get into but if you do it right then you should be getting what you have paid for. Also if your ISP offers D3 modem and your on D1 or D2 time to upgrade it. Newer ones are much faster for download and uploads. But again this depends on what your paying for from the ISP for downloads and uploads.

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