4 Ways To Fix ASUS Router Slow Wired Connection Problem

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After buying an expensive network package the first thing you did was checking your network speed. Having gotten a satisfactory result from testing the speed on a Wi-Fi connection, you get excited to try it through a wired connection. But in a shocking twist, your network speed on a wired connection gets halved which leaves you baffled and utterly confused.

ASUS Router Slow Wired Connection

Below we have listed several reasons and their remedies.

1) Hard Reset

A hard reset is a good way to realign some mixed up information. It will reset all your previous settings giving your router a fresh start. You can perform a hard reset by following these steps:

  1. Pull your router out of the socket, turn it off.
  2. Press the WPS button and hold it in that position to turn the router on.
  3. Even after the power light turns on, do not lift your finger off the WPS button.
  4. After a few moments, the LED light will start flashing. Stop holding the WPS button.
  5. After you release the WPS button, the LED light will stop flashing and the router will automatically reboot.
  6. Check if your problem is solved.

2) Upgrading firmware

The Asus router has a new update now and then. Every new update fixes a previous bug or optimizes performance. Sometimes a slow wired connection can occur due to outdated software.

You can update your Asus ac3200 firmware by following these steps:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. To open your routers user interface, click on the search bar and type in 192.168.1.1. This is the IP address of your router. A routers IP address can be searched for on Google.
  3. Pressing enter will open up the login menu. Type in your user name and password. Click on the sign-in button to proceed.
  4. Within the user interface on the top right corner and below the option for language, you will see a few symbols. Left to a symbol called app you will see a yellow icon blinking. Right-click on the blinking icon.
  5. Selecting the icon will open a dialog menu. This menu will have the option called update now. Click it.
  6. Another way to update your firmware is by going through administration. Click on the administration option.
  7. Look for the firmware upgrade tab and select it.
  8. Below the Signature Version, you will see the option for the Firmware version. Click on it.
  9. If there is a new upgrade, a pop-up window will open up on top of the user interface. Click on Firmware upgrade, doing so will update your software.

3) NAT acceleration On/Off

NAT acceleration will help you troubleshoot your wired connection problems. This is a feature that is only available in an ASUS router. Its main function is to speed up your internet connection.

Following these steps will allow you to manipulate a routers NAT acceleration:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. To open your routers user interface, click on the search bar and type in 192.168.1.1. This is the IP address of your router. A routers IP address can be searched for on Google.
  3. Pressing enter will open up the login menu. Type in your user name and password. Click on the sign-in button to proceed.
  4. Within Advanced settings, you will find a setting called LAN. Click on it.
  5. Click on the tab labeled Switch Control.
  6. Below a setting called Jumbo frame, you will find the option for NAT acceleration. Enable it.
  7. Click on Apply to save your changes.

4) Jumbo Frame

Similar to NAT acceleration, enabling this setting may solve your problem.

You can do that by following these steps:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. To open your routers user interface, click on the search bar and type in 192.168.1.1. This is the IP address of your router. A routers IP address can be searched for on Google.
  3. Pressing enter will open up the login menu. Type in your user name and password. Click on the sign-in button to proceed.
  4. Within Advanced settings, you will find a setting called LAN. Click on it.
  5. Click on the tab labeled Switch Control.
  6. Above the setting called NAT acceleration, you will find the option for Jumbo Frame. Enable it.
  7. Click on Apply to save your changes.
  1. Check if your issue is solved.

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