Max speed 16mbps

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I switched to the 25 silver plan couple weeks ago. We received the WiFi modem. After reading multiple posts, I wanted to keep my Linksys router to maintain controls on our multiple devices. I knew it might cause some issues and was prepared to get help from this forum. Good news, I set up the exede modern direct to my office Mac. Then removed that connection and plugged in the Linksys directly to the exede modem. Easy peasy they both show as available to connect. We simply paired everything to our old router and didn’t even need to change passwords. Maybe that was the wrong way to do it, but it works great. Now to my question. We have never gotten speeds higher than 16mbps during non peek hours. We’ve never used all our data, so aren’t slowed. Would the dual routers cap our speed at 16 mbps? I mean, exactly 16 every time except, of course, during prime time which we run at 3 or less? Not complaining about 16, but just curious.
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Rose Smith

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johnny c

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Possibly, but probably not, only way to know for sure would be to run a few tests with and without your router.

16 non peak and 3 or less peak is pretty normal and i wouldn't expect to see much difference either way.

Do you have extended coverage with your linksys than Viasat modem/router?
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In general routers will slow your speed some...try disabling the wifi from the Exede router and then look through the Linksys router menu for any reference to QOS (quality of service) and disable that function..

Finally, connect a computer directly to the router, or modem, with an Ethernet cable and run your download speed tests from http://testmy.net/ during non-peak use hours..this will give you the max speed your installation has...you can then compare that speed with the results you get when using the wifi signal from your Linksys router.
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Ronald Stricklin

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Plug the Ethernet cord back into your office mac and see how fast it goes. Further how populated is your neighborhood and do they have routers? How many cordless phones do you have? Do you or your neighbors have garage door openers? etc etc, the issue could be interference.