Berzerq Posted September 9, 2007 Report Share Posted September 9, 2007 I'm using a LinkSys BEFSX41 (recently updated the firmware per another post's suggestion) to route my cable connection to two computers.The first computer will happily entertain d/l speeds of around 30 kB/s, while the second barely scratches 10 or will sometimes shut down to zero for hours, requiring a restart of uTorrent. Funny thing is, it doesn't matter if one is on or both are on, the values hardly ever change. Further confusing me, computer #2 is the superior machine (2.2 gig dual-core AMD processor vs. 1.2 gig single AMD; 2 gig memory vs. 783 mb, and so forth) so I'm lost. #1 uses XP Pro, SP2 while #2 uses XP x64 SP2.I'm using Comcast, so I know they put a throttle on torrents, but I'm wondering why there is such a variance. The speed tests through DSL reports gave me differing reports for each computer but I went into the Preferences option and made the appropriate adjustments. I lowered the maximum d/l and u/l speeds to within each computer's limits; changed the maximum global connections to about 60 just to see if that helps; and to a very small degree, it did.Both computers are listening on different ports (and I had to forward #2's port to uTorrent's preferred port) so there's no conflict there. The only thing I can think of is that #2 is connected to the router by a longer cable than #1. Would an eight foot ethernet cable cause so much signal degradation?Any more info, just ask. But I think for now I'll just sit here and wait for DreadWingKnight to use his MMA skills to put me in a threadlock. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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