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WiFi only half speed. Help.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by THE_SK1TZ, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. THE_SK1TZ

    THE_SK1TZ Thread Starter

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    I recently upgraded my VDSL speed to 40mbps down and 20mbps up. Since the upgrade my speed is only at about half. I am reading at about 19-20 mbps download. I had 20 down and 5 up prior to the upgrade. And always got full speed over WiFi.

    I get my full speed over a ethernet cable. I have a actiontec V 1000 modem/router. or as Qwest calls it the Q 1000. It supports 802.11 N.
    Its also dual band.

    My laptop wireless card is a Realtek RTL8187B wireless 802.11 b/g 54mbps usb 2.0 network adapter.

    I have tried changing the channel of my router. I also tried changing the power level of the radio signal. I also updated the driver.

    I changed the channel of my realtek card as well. I am stumped. I also called my ISP tech support. They have no idea whats wrong. The person I spoke to thought 802.11 n was a model number.

    If anyone knows what I can do to fix this, it would be much appreciated if you could help.
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    Welcome to TSG!

    Sorry to say that's all you'll get with 802.11 g. The 54Mbits/sec is the maximum physical layer bit rate. Actual throughput will be around 24 Mbits/sec Max.

    Only way to "fix" it is to upgrade to 802.11 n.

    I have an 802.11 n setup which connects at 130 Mbits/sec, but the Max throughput is around 60-65 Mbits/sec.
     
  3. THE_SK1TZ

    THE_SK1TZ Thread Starter

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    So I can go buy a new wireless card that supports 802.11 n and im good to go?
    Im surprised that the tech support people would not know that.
     
  4. TheOutcaste

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    The router says it supports 802.11 n, so that should be all you need.
     
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