I have been noticing a speed decrease on my Comcast connection, and had a Comcast technician come out to test lines and everything worked fine. He used a website to test the Upload and Download speeds within their network and the upload speed was very close to 10 MB/s and the download speed was right at 25 mb/s when my desktop was directly connected the cable modem.
My network is a Netgear RP113 8 port 10/100 wired router with VPN. Attached to this router is a Buffalo 54g WIRELESS router setup to act as an access point only.
What I notice is that with everything unplugged off the Netgear router except for 1 desktop, and the router connected to the cable modem. In this configuration, the Upload speed was just short of 7 MB/s, but the download speed dropped to around 6.2 MB/s.
Any reason why this is happening? I decided to take another Netgear wired router and swap the routers out with little or no difference. I have checked configurations, and nothing is special or out of the ordinary. The DHCP is being handled by the Netgear, and no encryption is in effect with the wireless router at this time. All speed tests have been done with LAN connection desktop connected to the port on the Netgear.
Perplexed in FL