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Slow Internet speed when HomePlug combined with router

I'm using HomePlug AV2 600 devices to connect upstairs with downstairs (router is downstairs). A check with iperf shows bandwidth of ~100Mbps, and data transferred on the local network from downstairs ...
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Is there any reason to purchase a cable modem with a faster speed than your internet connection?

My cable provider allows you to purchase and use your own cable modem, from a list of approved ones. Some of them, e.g. the Motorola SB6141, are rated at a speed much faster than any of the internet ...
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Access Internet on android phone by connecting it to laptop?

My latop is connected to a wired modem for internet. I want to access internet on my android phone. Can i do it by connecting my Android to laptop via usb cable and then enabling tethering. Edit: ...
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Attempting to Determine if ISP is Blocking Port 3074

In the last week I have experienced problems getting onto Xbox live. I have a wireless access point / router connected to a cable modem provided by my local ISP. After checking the settings on my ...
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Is a cable modem registered to a CMTS or the entire ISP?

I am curious if I were to move, do you have to tell your ISP, in this case my cable company, that I am moving? Is the cable modem MAC restricted to a certain CMTS, or could I use any CMTS belonging ...
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Is it possible for a router to “go bad” with time?

I've been having problems with my internet connection over the past weeks (intermittent disconnections, slow transfers, etc), and my provider keeps telling me that the problem is not on their end. I ...
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Internet connection pauses

I have a Motorola SB5120 cable modem. My provider is Atlantic Broadband in North Miami Beach. I've had this modem for over 5 years and has always worked the same way. Even in 2 different locations. ...
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Possible for a modem to all of the sudden have degraded speed?

I'm on the phone with Charter (cable company) about how overnight my network speed went from 30 Mbps to 2 Mbps and this support person swears it's because my modem doesn't support 30 Mbps. I say ...
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Distributing Cable internet over WiFi

I have a cable modem and I connect it to my laptop via the Ethernet cable. If I connect that ethernet wire to the LAN port in the WiFi modem, will I be able to surf internet on my laptop by connecting ...
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What makes for a good cable modem?

I'm tired of renting my cable modem and am wondering how to tell them apart. Some are 1/2 the price of others yet they all seem the same. What are the criteria one should look for when purchasing a ...
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What does the Comcast/Xfinity activation CD actually do? [closed]

Just ordered Xfinity internet service, and requested a self-install. I'm wondering what the activation CD actually does, and if I actually needed to wait several days to get the CD. Does it do a modem ...
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How To Connect Internet Modem To 2 LAN Devices? [closed]

I have unresolved problem with router and modem, so can i do this with HUB or switch but not with router?
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DHCP not responding from laptop or router, but works on directly plugged PC?

I'm at my sister in law's place in Singapore. I'm not from Singapore but am here for a few months. She has some sort of cable modem made by motorolla (SB5101 Surfboard). I think it goes, through ...
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Why would my cable internet cut out but cable tv still works?

A friend of mine asked me this and I wasn't able to come up with a good answer. Basically, you could be watching Comcast television in one room but the internet router is in another room. TV is fine ...
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Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?

I've gone through various combinations of cable modems, routers, computers, and apartments in my life, and one thing has always puzzled me. Why is it so difficult to get these things to connect to the ...
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Why would a cable modem work in one location and not another?

Up until last Thursday, my D-Link (don't know model) cable modem at home was working just fine. No issues besides needing a power cycle every once in awhile. Since Thursday, can no longer get online. ...
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Should I Replace My Old Wired Cable Router?

I have a LinkSys BEFSR41 wired cable-router (version 1) that I purchased back in 1998. Yes, its about 12 years old. It works, there is nothing physically wrong with it but I got to wondering - ...