Originally Posted by tim_ver
I have a linksys 4port wireless router 2.4 ghz. I have comcast hsd with 12 Mbps and if I hook up straight to my PC or laptop and do a speed test on it at comcast site or another I get from 12-22 Mbps download. If I hook up the hsd modem to my switch then to a pc/notebook I get 5-7 Mbps down load.
Is my switch bad? how do I fix this so my speed is not so reduced?
What model Linksys router? Several of Linksys routers will not pass wan to lan more than about 7mbps which would explain your problem. You aren't going to be able to use a super cheap router and expect to see those higher speeds. This time you'll need to spend a little (but trust me, it's worth it).
Up until recently I would have recommended D-Link high end products but they have such horrible customer service and recent firmware upgrades have bricked many models of the high end stuff...stay away!!
Let's start first with the model number and go from there....
Also try this Broadband Speed Test
under the Broadband Tools select TCP Quality Test and paste the results from the detailed analysis here and let's take a look.