An interesting observation

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Mon Feb 4 15:01:45 UTC 2008

2008/2/4 Leslie Satenstein <lsatenstein at>:
> Hi,
> For the past 5 years I had the cable modem facing downstream VOIP motorola
> box and that was facing the netgear router (with wireless).  Since my son
> moved out, three months ago and took the spare computer, I became a one
> computer owner.
> I left the router in the loop, as I thought to obtain a second computer to
> replace what I gave away.
> Yesterday, I bypassed the router, and noted a marked improvement in response
> times.  Is it subjective? Firefox appears to works better, with what appears
> to be faster responses. I also noted that Firefox did not lose responses. (I
> had the problem with the router in place that Firefox would hang, waiting
> for a return response. To get that final or missing response, I had to click
> on the refresh button. Now, it does not seem to hang).
> Any comments.
> Leslie

Well technically you shouldn't see marked improvement.

But practically:
 * a router added another link between you and the modem
 * the router may not be all that good (introducing it's own latency)

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