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    wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

    This is a discussion on wireless connection 54mbps not 125? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; can anyon tell me why my belkin 125mbps wirless card will only connect at 54mbps with the sky router? cheers...

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      wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      can anyon tell me why my belkin 125mbps wirless card will only connect at 54mbps with the sky router?

      cheers


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      Re: wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      Because, to be honest, 125Mbps is practically impossible in real life.
      • Your router and card would need to be very close to each other
      • The technology is often brand specific (Netgear and Belkin will not = 125Mbps under any circumstances if for no other reason than the router is only 108Mbps capable)


      Of course, as a starting point, the router needs to be set to auto108

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      Re: wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      yes i have the router set to auto108. so is even 108mbps going to be hard? the laptop does actually live within 1metre of the router

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      Re: wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      Yes 108 will be hard if not impossible.

      1m? Got an aversion to cable?

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      Re: wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      Going back to the first post for a second, which wireless card are you using? ie is it compatible with the Netgear 108Mb standard?

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      Re: wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      going back to the original question i am using a belkin 15 g notebook card

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      Re: wireless connection 54mbps not 125?

      108Mbps (or even the 54Mbps that most wireless cards give) is the network performance.

      As the fastest (residential) Internet connection speed is 24Mbps, there is no benefit having a 108Mbps card or router for just surfing the net.

      The benefit comes from networking up PCs at home. I do have a 108Mbps adapter for my laptop, but haven't connected it yet so I cannot actually comment on how good it really is compared to standard 54Mbps (802.11g) cards. I'm waiting for one last item (a 9db antenna) from ebay and will then give it a try.

     

     

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