Latest AEBS Slows Down New Cable Modem Throughput

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  1. icolove, Mar 6, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015

    icolove macrumors member

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    Hey All

    I recently had my internet service upgraded with Rogers in Ontario.

    They gave me the Hitron CGN3ROG modem/router.

    When the Hitron is plugged directly into my computer, throughput is 320Mbps according to speedtest.

    If I bridge the Hitron and put it through the latest AEBS, I only get 90Mbps. I cannot for the life of my figure out why that is.

    I did the normal firmware update check and full restore of AEBS, that hasn't helped.

    Has this been an issue for anyone else?
     
  2. hkoster1 macrumors regular

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    Incredibly high speeds you mention! I suspect that you really mean 320 Mbps (bits "b", not bytes "B"). That 90 Mbps via your AEBS suggests that you are using a poor Cat 5 Ethernet cable, so my advice is to replace it with a Cat 6 cable and test again.
     
  3. icolove thread starter macrumors member

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    haha, fixed. Thanks. :)

    They only gave Cat 5 cables in the box, I will go get a CAT6... thanks.
     
  4. icolove, Mar 6, 2015
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    icolove thread starter macrumors member

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    CAT 6 cable fixed the issue.
     
  5. icolove, Mar 6, 2015
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