3 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2009 4:34 AM by steve_cx
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I recently switched from a Belkin wireless router to a Netgear (54 Mbps Wireless ADSL2 + Modem Router DG834G v4). Basically I have been really pleased with the Netgear and it was very simple to set up and get running.

However, just recently I have started to notice that every time I upload large files(such as hi-res photos to Flickr or documents of a few MBs or more to FTP sites for example)the whole bandwidth seems to be taken up with the upload and prevents any other internet activity taking place. I notice that I can't use any browser (Firefox or Safari) as it says it can't find any server and I can't even send and receive emails whilst the upload is in progress.

Any other computers that are on my network and share access to the internet via the Netgear also have their connection interrupted whilst the upload is in progress. As soon as the upload is complete everything reverts to normal.

The problem is the same whether I am using an FTP program such as Cyberduck, Flickr Exporter directly from iPhoto or just uploading direct to a website via a web page within Safari or Firefox.

Strangely I can send emails with large attachments (4.5 MB for example)without any connection problems at all whilst uploading/sending files from Mac Mail.

I have looked all through the Netgear's settings but can't find anything that looks like I can specify how much bandwidth I want to make available for uploads/downloads.

I'm not sure if this is a Netgear or a Mac issue.

The only other possible relevant fact I can think of is that where I live I am restricted to a 1 Mbps connection speed due to the local phone network being fairly antiquated. Although I have never had a problem as described above with the older Belkin Router so it looks very much like it's something to do with the settings on the router.

I would be grateful if anyone has any ideas on how I might resolve this?

Many thanks in advance

Mac Pro Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM