In my little town, AT&T DSL is one of the two choices for high speed internet. I use them because the cable company is both overpriced and unreliable over the long term.
I was having some issues in my available speed for nearly a week. AT&T sent out a technician and found the problem in their system…it wasn’t anything at my house or in my equipment.
The top speed that I’m supposed to get is 6mbps. After fixing the problem, the tech found that the modem was getting this speed consistently. But going through my router (wired connections only) to my computer, the speeds I get are well under that, in the 4.78 to 4.9 range most of the time on any speed test I try. The technician could not explain why.
Anyone have a clue? If it helps, the DSL modem is a Siemens Speedstream 4100 and the router is a Buffalo Air Station Turbo G. I haven’t messed with any of the settings, and I only run the built-in firewall in Win 7.