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Ad Hoc Wireless 54G drops to 11Mbps

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MSdosKing, Feb 8, 2004.

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  1. MSdosKing

    MSdosKing Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to connect 2 laptops (Toshiba Satellite 1950 & P20). The P20 has built in 802.11g using Atheros AR5001x+. The 1950 has nothing so I got a Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card to set up an ad hoc network between the 2.

    After installing the card and setting the speed to 54Mbps on the 1950, I get a connection at 54 Mbps for 1-2 seconds and then they immediately revert back to 11 Mbps on the Windows Task Manager Window. The actual speed is about 1 Mbps. All I'm trying to do is copy a 100Mb file from one to the other.

    Connecting the P20 to the internet using dial-up and using the 1950 doesn't do anything different. Slow, very slow!

    I have tried almost every combination of configurations, channels, security, distances.

    If anyone can shed some light on this, I would really appreciate this.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The 54G standard is fairly new. The drivers may be beta versions.

    Firstly visit the manufacturers sites to ensure that you have the latest drivers for each end.
     
  3. MSdosKing

    MSdosKing Thread Starter

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    Thanks. I have that suspicion too. Toshiba doesn't have any updates. And neither does LinkSys. Then I tried the Atheros website and they have nothing. The Toshiba support line people don't have an answer either. The Linksys support people say their stuff works fine at 54Mbps with their own products. I tend to believe all of them but I still have that feeling that there is a secret I'm missing.
     
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