I have a Netgear router behind an RCA modem (supplied by ISP), running XP PRO. I am supposed to have 2mb throughput but only getting 256kb max. When I unplug computer from router and plug directly into modem I get my 2mb throughput. I downloaded TCPOptimizer and changed my settings but still only get 256kb when plugged into router. I know the router will slow me down some but not an 87% loss in speed. Are routers designed for a certain speed? Is something wrong with it? Are there any other settings I can change to improve it. I can't leave my computer plugged into the modem becasue it's on a network that requires others to access internet as well. BTW, I haven't checked other computers on the network to see what their throughput is but I will as soon as this is posted.
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.