Internet/Network Security/Modem/Router issues

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Hello.
I'm experiencing extremely slow internet speed (1.4mb/s) compared to what i am paying for approx 24mb/s and am subscribed to ADSL+. I have a modem/router that is approximately 3-4 years old. It is connected to the socket and main computer via cables about 3m apart. Could the age of the modem/router be causing slow internet speeds to both the main (wired) computer and wireless devices or would it be more of a provider issue?

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It could be the modem, it could be the lines themselves from the provider, could be the lines inside your home.

If you have the option to replace the modem as a test, that would be the first step.  If that doesn't do anything, I'd suggest calling the phone/DSL provider and have them run a check on the line to see if it's got noise.

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