Niels_DJ wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:01 pm
Thank you so far.
My cable is the one that was in the box with the modem and I have not idea about class - but why would they put a cable if it reduces the speed?
As my WiFi is only 50 mbit/s I assume there could be settings that could be adjusted - but I am not very familiar with the more 'nerdy' settings in Linux - I am only a happy user
Any commands that could reveal those setting?
-- The cable that came with my router was a regular cat5 ( which is weird because my older night hawk from at least 8 years ago came included with a cat5e).
So I recommend just playing it safe and replacing that cable with a cat6. Walmart and other dime a dozen stores carry them. This way it's one more guaranteed item excluded from the last couple of things it would/could be.
When it comes to dealing with settings in your wireless router ( or in your case specifically..your combo unit which has the wireless router built in) it is most often accessible via using any internet browser and typing the ip address of the combo unit itself, then it asks for a user name and password to access the settings page.
my Netgear rax43, for example is most often 192.168.1.1 aka routerlogin.net , but for your unit it's slightly different...here are some instructions examples
user name and password ( if you haven't changed anything) may be "home" without quotes for both or it could be something else
https://www.192-168-0-1login.org/router ... -v3/19845/
. check all sides of the device and under the bottom of it and the info should be there.
claims the user name could be "admin" and password of "admin" without quotes
Talks about 192.168.0.1 instead. So all you need do is type that into the web address bar up to using any internet browser ( google chrome, firefox, etc), hit enter, and it will ask for the user name and password. Once you're in, look for something that talks about "Lan settings"
In this case it may be under "Status" section.
https://setuprouter.com/router/sagemcom ... nshots.htm
With any and all devices already connected as you're viewing this settings selection..you'll get an idea of what that combo unit is doing or the speeds it perceives you should be getting from it to the individual devices.
*** So. in summary.
1. Replace that cable regardless with a cat6 cable ( doesn't matter the length as long as it's long enough to comfortably reach your PC ( if you have carpet, that's even better as you can tuck that sucker under the carpet along the baseboards without much effort..especially the flat ethernet cables you can buy off of ebay and amazon which I love).
2. If that doesn't solve it, access your combo unit's settings page and do some deeper digging to confirm that all devices that are physically connected to that combo unit are running at above 100Mbps speeds as long as those devices have Gigabit ethernet cards built in ( such as that Asus S400CA laptop )
Beyond any of that, I'm not sure what else it could be.