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saraface

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Hello,
I am currently running my home network with a Netgear wireless cable modem gateway (CG814GCMR.) When it comes to my desktop computer, everything works without a problem and loading times are not slow. However, when I am downloading something on any of my wireless devices, I have absolutely no bandwidth and things take a lot longer than they should!
I don't think there's anything wrong with my router. I'm pretty confident that it has something with my lack of skills in the networking department.
What can I do to speed things up for all of my wireless devices? It's making me crazy!
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You might want to check the DNS settings the affected computer. I have the same problem if my computer is configured to use the router for DNS. If I set it to use the DNS servers from my ISP, it works better. If you're running Windows, go to a command prompt and type: "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and copy and paste the DNS info here.

Laptop wireless interfaces will sometimes use "Roaming Mode" which for me meant using the router/DHCP server for DNS and that caused the symptom you describe. Once I disabled that and set it to use "real" DNS servers it worked fine.

Edited by 98springer, 31 January 2011 - 01:54 PM.

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