DSL speed thru Netgear N300 Wireless Router (Modem is Westall 6100) normally @ 1.3 Mbps drops to .5 Mbps or less in the afternoon, causing Netflix, Amazon Prime et al to slow to less than broadcasting speed causing stoppages. How can I speed DSL up or keep it from slowing? Does Modem or Router need replacing? Recommendations?
If the DSL is slowing down during the evening hours, then it's likely due to congestion outside of your network. Just be sure you are disconnecting other devices, or stopping them from talking to the Internet when you are speed testing for reliable results.
To start, what modem do you have from Verizon? Or, is the Netgear also your modem? If you know how to get the DSL/Transceiver Statistics, could you post them up for us?
To start, what modem do you have from Verizon?
The OP said their modem is the Westell 6100.
Try visiting http://192.168.1.1/ for us and do the following:
a) If you see a Blue and White Westell page, mouse over Troubleshooting, go to DSL, and choose Transceiver Statistics. Copy and paste the information on that page.
b) If using the Red and Black Firmware: Go to System Monitoring > Advanced Monitors > Transceiver Statistics. Copy and paste the information on that page.
c) Try visiting http://192.168.1.1/transtat.htm which is a direct link to the Stats on older modems.
d) If you need a Username and Password, try the following:
By Serial Number, I don't mean type in the words Serial Number. I mean find and type in the serial number found on the bottom of this router.
If trying to go to 192.168.1.1 does not take you the Westell unit, please post.
If trying to log-in does not work, please post.
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