Just had my new 50meg installed today and having a few problems getting the old router up to speed. With one pc connected directly into the modem i get speeds of 49.8Mbps... however as soon as i plug in my 8 port Linksys BEFSR81 the speeds drop to roughly 5Mbps :-(
Trouble is i have at present 11 ports needed around the house and 1 wireless (i use a router->wireless router solution for the other 3 ports and wireless. Although Virgin did supply a new DLink DIR-615 wireless router/4 port switch most of the main pcs are plugged into the 8port Linksys so really need to be left as is.
So then does anyone know how i can bump up the throughput on the Linksys IF theres some setting i have overlooked in the menu. Or maybe if this one cant handle the 50meg (even though its 100/10 so should be able to handle 100Mbps right ?) perhaps someone can point me in the right direction for an 8 or even 16 port router/switch that would work with the higher speeds.
Many thanx in advance !