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bk T
18-12-2006, 12:05 PM
I notice that the wireless connection speed is always slower than the wired connection of my home network when connecting to the Internet. Even when the Laptop (wireless) is only a meter away from the Router without any obstructions in between. I have tried changing the channels but no significant improvement; the Internet download speed is usually 50 - 100% slower than my wired desktop.

I am using a Linksys WRT54GX Router with D-Link DSL 502T ADSL modem. Is there a way to improve the situation or that's the way it is and to live with it?

Cheers

Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2006, 12:09 PM
Wireless will never be as good / or as fast / or as secure as wired.

Don't be surprised if someone else is using it to access the net.

What is it? 11.b or 11.g, or 11.n (Don't think its 11.n).

bk T
18-12-2006, 12:15 PM
Wireless will never be as good / or as fast / or as secure as wired.

Don't be surprised if someone else is using it to access the net.

What is it? 11.b or 11.g, or 11.n (Don't think its 11.n).

I have quite good wireless security setup with WPA and MAC address enabled. It is very unlikely that someone else is 'sharing' my Internet!

It is 11.g

Rob99
18-12-2006, 12:19 PM
With wireless you should be able to get 10-20Mb connection, more than fast enough for internet.
Suggest you check for spyware then tweak your TCP/IP
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

lance4k
18-12-2006, 12:28 PM
look at these wireless antennas that give u a better signal:

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4585ce4001af36fe2740c0a87f3306eb/Product/View/XH9057


it says it's better than the current aerial you get with your wireless router. hey does anyone know how much dBi the wi-fi aerials that come with wireless routers have? The aerial at dse has 7dBi.

lance4k
18-12-2006, 12:36 PM
update:

I just found out the antennas that come including with wireless routers are only 2dBi. wow. So i get about 2Mbps from about 30 metres away,so if i got the 7dBi aerials i'd get at least triple that which would be 6Mbps.

Rob99
18-12-2006, 12:58 PM
update:

I just found out the antennas that come including with wireless routers are only 2dBi. wow. So i get about 2Mbps from about 30 metres away,so if i got the 7dBi aerials i'd get at least triple that which would be 6Mbps.
No

What wireless gear do you have?