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Slow wireless speeds

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tmann0619, Aug 11, 2009.

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  1. tmann0619

    tmann0619 Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2009
    I have a D-Link wireless G router (DI-524). Connected wirelessly are 2 Dell laptops running Vista (a Brother multi-function printer is connected via wire to the D-Link).

    I've been testing my speeds at speedtest.net and both laptops are getting around 1.8 mbps download and 7.0 mbps upload. While these speeds are not too shabby, I can get 15 mbps download when connected via ethernet cable to the router! Upload speeds don't vary as much, as I only improve to 9 mbps when I plug-in (vs. 7 wireless). Any idea why my wireless download speeds are so slow?

    Right now I'm on channel 6. I've tried 1,3, 6, 9, and 11. It doesn't help. When I move a laptop to literally inches from the router, my speeds improve from 1.8 to 3, but still nowhere near 15. I have no cordless phones, the router is near no other electronics except the cable modem (and maybe 4 feet from an LCD computer monitor and the printer/copier). The router has the latest firmware and is set to operate in G-only mode. Any thoughts on how to improve my speed? I'd love to take advantage of the full 15 mbps I'm able to pull from Comcast!

    Many thanks!
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If the H/W version of that router is C you may just have a junky router. Whatever the version reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure. Sometimes that helps.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    My favorite router... NOT! :D
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