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    Confusing wireless speeds

    This is a discussion on Confusing wireless speeds within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have Sky Broadband Max and the Netgear wireless router etc. My connection speed is 15.3Mbps which to me equates ...

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      Confusing wireless speeds

      I have Sky Broadband Max and the Netgear wireless router etc.
      My connection speed is 15.3Mbps which to me equates to a max bandwidth of approx 1.5Meg/sec. I have achived this via downloading a large file from Microsoft through the ethernet connection on the router and the progress bar indicating 1500kbs. When I use the wireless side of things, my laptop has a 54g wireless lan facility which to me equates to 54Mbs equal to approx 5.4Meg/sec. Now even though this is far greater than my broadband bandwidth, I am only able to get 500kbs transfer rate flat out when donwloading off the internet which I believe equals approx 5Mbs Surley I am able to get more than this out of the wireless side. Do I need to configure the Netgear router?

      Sorry about my unit usage....I am used to working in Mbytes and not Mbits
      Any help greatly appreciated.


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      54Mbps refers to the fastest possible burst of data under ideal conditions. Realistically, you can only expect speeds that are much less than this in a normal home/user environment.

      You may find that experimenting with the router position and wireless channel gives a slightly better performance but I doubt a wireless connection will ever give you the speeds you are hoping for.
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      15.3Mbps has a 1958.4kB/s Transfer rate! or 1.91mB/s

      54g has a typical transfer rate of 25 Mbit/s! or 3072kB/s, However like Saturday mentioned, The enviromental situation can change this!

      Because of the limitations on your connection speed e.g, Your ethernet gives
      1.5mB/s with overheads thats probably the best you are going to get!
      Try changing the channels like Saturday suggested!

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      Sorry if this is like a re-post of Saturdays post, However I have included a weeny bit of more info!

     

     

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