Greetings from snowy NW rural Wisconsin, where the snow is white, the cows are plentiful, and where we feel lucky to get our whopping 8Mbps DSL Internet and are totally envious (even the cows are envious) of the rest of you modernly connected folk!
I have an strange issue that I can't quite figure out and was hoping for help on.
I was recently running a 10 year old Actiontec GT724WGR DSL modem. Unfortunately it bit the dust and wouldn't sync up anymore earlier this week. As it turns out Best Buy and Office Depot no longer carry this equipment since the phone companies pretty much monopolize the market. I did what any self respecting computer lover would do and took a 90 minute trip over to Minneapolis to visit the closest Micro Center to my place and pickup a new one and some other odd knickknacks I thought looked interesting as I wandered the store like a kid in a store with only candy aisles.
Anyway, I got my new Actiontec GT784WN-01 DSL modem home, hooked it up, got my PPPoE info put in and it synced up and I was off. I noticed with my first speed test that, strangely, my Internet speed was 5-6 Mbps instead of my normal 7-8Mbps... At the time I was connected through an ASUS RT-AC66U router. So then I re-connected through the actiontec wifi and re-ran the speed test and I got my full 8Mbps.
So... for some reason not all of my copious 8Mbps bandwidth is transferring across the ethernet cable from my modem to the WAN port on my router. And I haven't a clue why that would be, since this problem did not exist with my old DSL modem. I plugged that same cable into a laptop, directly connecting to the DSL modem ,and got all my bandwidth again. So teh cable is fine... So somehow my ASUS router is not "accepting" all the bandwidth?
So, yeah.... any ideas guys?
Thanks in advance!