I'm having some issues with the orcon genius and maybe one of you can shed some light, no luck at toms hardware as most wont even be familiar with the router. I've also posted over on GPForums but figure I should maximise my chances of getting help.
Edit: This is my wireless adapter, but the problem exists on all computers whether it's an iMac or a Asus Transformer T100TA or this one http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-adapters/WNDA4100.aspx
The scenario is usually this:
Transferring from a computer connected to the orcon genius over wifi at 140-260 Mbps approximately to a wired computer.
Transferring from a computer connected to the orcon genius over wifi at 54 Mbps (laptop) to a wired computer.
Or for testing:
Transferring from several different wired computers to several different wireless computers
Or for testing:
Transferring from three wireless computers all sitting beside each other - All of them capped at the same speed, so it's not an interference issue, it's not a limit to the orcon genius' wireless
I have near line of sight to the router, 5 signal bars, and over 86% signal quality from BOTH antennas. Speeds cap out at approximately 1.5-1.8 MB/s.
Tried it at times of lowest possible interference (according to inSSIDer) and at other times, no difference in speed.
Here's the mind boggler. If I download at 1.8 MB/s which is what our connection can handle being on orcon's unlimited plan on the computer connected via wifi, the file transfer speed remains the same. There is never variation in speed regardless of alternative load, it's just simply capped at those speeds.
It's really putting a damper on my media server because I keep having to remove a 2TB external and connect it to my main computer. Keep in mind I've tested it going to and from different computers all with different OS's as well (whether its windows, osx or linux)
The only problem is I don't have a spare router to test with and my flatmate wouldn't let me replace the orcon genius even if I had the money to spare. Despite the wording in my post we don't have more than 3 devices connected simultaneously in a normal scenario.