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bozee89

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I do know that repeaters cut the speed since its half duplex and recently I bought belkin range extender and I was surprised that it didn't cut my speed... I though it might be because belkin have two wireless chips one for receiving and another for sending... is this possible?

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This may help you understand, but unless your BB connection is over 20 Mbps, using a repeater should make little or no difference in internet speed tests.

Speed tests measure how fast data is transferred from a server to your PC (down speed), then how fast it is transferred back to the server (up speed). In most cases the limiting factor is the speed caps your ISP imposes.

Full Duplex - information is transmitted and received over two differnet paths at the same time. For example Ethernet has two wires (leads 1 and 2) that carry information from router to the PC and two wires (leads 3 and 6) that carry information from the PC to the router at the same time.

Half Duplex - information is alternately sent and received over the same path. Data transfer rate is about half of a full duplex connection.
WiFi is half duplex because information is alternately sent and received on the same channel.

Repeaters cause about a half speed reduction because they receive a transmission that is stored in memory, then rebroadcast using the same equipment.
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For "G" wireless

Router to PC - 54Mbps

Router to repeater 54 Mbps. repeater to PC 54 Mbps.
The effective speed between the router and the PC is 27 Mbps because of the repeater.
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This means my internet speed will not be cut instead my router speed will be cut?

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