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Topic # 111210 27-Oct-2012 12:56 Send private message


Have just upgraded to warp speed on Telstra Clear and the engineer said my wireless router was holding back my wireless as I got 94MB d/l on wired but only 20mb d/l on wireless. Now I did research before hand and from what I found my Cisco Linksys WRT 120N would be fine as it does wireless G and N.

I am more thinking its a setting rather than its not capable, if its not capable can you recommend one to get thats not overly priced.

My current settings are:
Network mode - mixed (Options are - mixed, BG mixed, N only, G only, B only, disabled)
Channel width - 20MHz only (Options are - Auto 20 MHz or 40 MHz, 20MHz only, 40MHz only)
Standard channel - 6-2.437GHz (options are various similar numbers)

Thank you for any help,


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  Reply # 707462 27-Oct-2012 14:16 Send private message

And what results do you get from 40 MHz wide N??



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  Reply # 707501 27-Oct-2012 16:00 Send private message

It dependss entirely what sort of environment you're in. If you're in a crowded environment with lots of other AP's you'll probably struggle to get more than 30Mbps, no matter what sort of gear you use.

Wileless isn't a replacement for cabled Ethernet connections, it's complimentary.



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  Reply # 707513 27-Oct-2012 16:37 Send private message

Spyware: And what results do you get from 40 MHz wide N??

Wiresless stops working, even with various combinations, only seems to work on mixed/20MHz.

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  Reply # 707527 27-Oct-2012 17:12 Send private message

So you potentially don't have hardware that supports 40MHz at the other end. In a good environment with good kit you're only going to get ~60Mbps anyway. If you want better speeds move to dual band kit, but you'll need to upgrade the devices you're using to connect to the wireless as well.

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