newbie help required regarding broadband box
This is a discussion on newbie help required regarding broadband box within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by iannufc If your connection is 2Mbps, you are not going to get anything more than that. Im ...
- 01-12-06, 02:25 PM #11
- 01-12-06, 02:32 PM #12
noooo, you will download at approx 2300kb per second(guess) any card will work, dont think they sell (b) any more, so it will be (b+g)which will be faster than your internet connection, note though that you will be capped so dont go to mad with the downloading
- 01-12-06, 02:34 PM #13
- 01-12-06, 02:35 PM #14
sorry, change 2300 to 230, now my head hurts
- 01-12-06, 02:35 PM #15
your max line speed is 2 meg [about 220kbps download speed] ur wireless usb has a max speed of 108mbps [ie it will handle line speeds up to 108mbps and comunicate between other pc's at this max speed ][we dont have that technology yet in britain but in japan and south korea they have 1 gig ethernet connections in hotels etc]so ur wireless will be fine for the next 20 years as previous net gear wireless range is about 20-30 metres [i use mine in my garage /office and my router is in the house about 20yards away [signall strength is always good]
- 01-12-06, 02:39 PM #16
ahhhhhhh see now i understand. You learn something new everyday. So even something like a 54 Mbps PCMCIA card would be suffice.
- 01-12-06, 02:41 PM #17
- 01-12-06, 02:47 PM #18
good good - thanks to EVERYONE for their friendly advice. Just on last thing. My phone line in my room can support speeds upto 1.5MB, but the house phone line can do 3MB.
Now i can connect the router to the main phone line and just use wireless to connect every PC to the BB, OR i can connect the router to the slower phone line in my room and connect my PC via ethernet, and my old man's via wireless. I'm thinking that maybe i'd get better speeds using the ethernet link even though the phone line i'd be using only supports 1.5MB ? What do ya all think?
Last edited by jpmad4it; 01-12-06 at 02:50 PM.
- 01-12-06, 02:55 PM #19
use the router at the 3 meg line [master socket ]and try ur pc and lappie for speed with wireless [should be faster than your 1.5 meg line ] a usb belkin is about £17-£18 and they work fine [i use it on my desktop ] on my line i get 12 meg on max and regularly download at 1 meg on wireless
- 01-12-06, 02:55 PM #20
Well I had the same situation, funnily enough. I prefer my PC to be wired, so what I did was rewire the socket in my room with better cable, and use filtered faceplates, so I could have the router in my room.
Daunting, I know, but there's a forum full of info about how to do this on this site.
That's just what I did though.
Another possibility for you is maybe connecting your router downstairs and running an Ethernet cable from your room, through a hole in the floor or something.
These are all just possibilities to consider.
Good luck in whatever you decide!