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theotherone
30-10-2004, 05:17 PM
I have just set up a new wireless router and am now wireless. Cool! Only one problem; the router is a 802.11g and is suposed to give access at 54Mbps, but it is only running at 11Mbps. Anyone got any clues?
Cheers,
Rob

Spacemannz
30-10-2004, 05:21 PM
Whats the wireless card B or G??? that maybe why.

theotherone
30-10-2004, 05:27 PM
Intel Pro/wireless LAN2100 3B Mini PCI Adaptor, I will be pissed if it is only a b card as it is a 2month old Asus laptop!!!!

Spacemannz
30-10-2004, 05:29 PM
Well that might be why its at 11mb which 802.11b runs at. 802.11g runs at 54mb. I would find out which card you have exactly.

theotherone
30-10-2004, 05:35 PM
Just looked up the card and sure enough it is a 802.11b so I have wasted about $90 on getting the 54g router. Now that really p's me off.
Can't blame anyone else though, unfortunately.

HadO
30-10-2004, 06:32 PM
You could slap in a cardbus 802.11g wifi card into the laptop - more $$$ though :D

theotherone
31-10-2004, 10:25 AM
Yeah I wondered about that HadO. It doesn't seem to bad so far but I haven't done any serious downloading as yet.
The notebook is still under warantee and I wouldn't want to do anything to void that.
Cheers,
Rob

HadO
31-10-2004, 11:09 AM
No warranty concearns to worry about!

A cardbus expansion card simply slips in this side - just an addon component - this would not affect your warranty in any way.

The wifi card would just take over the networking job of your onboard wifi - you would have to disable this which is easy.

I honestly wouldn't bother unless your streaming or sharing large files within your own local network - 11Mbs is fast enough for any internet connection in New Zealand!