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I just bought a new router, and for some reason, when I'm using it I get terrible download speeds (< .01 Mbps). My upload speed seems fine (2 Mbps). Anyone have any idea what is going on?

The model is a Netgear N300 (WNR2000v3). I can share any router settings if need be.

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What connection type is it? If it is ADSL look for sync speeds in the N300 status page. In fact, if you take a screen shot of the status page and edit and add to your question it will help. –  Paul Jun 7 '12 at 3:58
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How are you measuring the speeds? And did you change anything else other than the router? Have you tested wired? –  David Schwartz Jun 7 '12 at 7:17
    
If you try to copy a file from another PC in your own network, do you still get low speed? –  Robert Jun 7 '12 at 7:20
    
@DavidSchwartz I used Speedtest.net. I should also mention that Both wireless and wired connection are experiencing slow speeds. –  dwcanillas Jun 7 '12 at 20:04
    
@Paul I'm not using ADSL, just a standard cable connection –  dwcanillas Jun 7 '12 at 20:07
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The telephone wire's lenght may be one factor. Try putting your dsl modem near your phone, with a short wire. I had the same problem and solved it by moving the router and the modem to the nearest place to the adsl filter I could.

Your ISP could be the other factor (in my country there's only one, and it sucks)

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