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Topic # 190772 11-Jan-2016 22:20
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I have just reiceived my UFB connection today and was at first dissapointed when I did the speed check and it came up with 25 Mbits/s, until I connected my laptop directly via lan to the Huwai HG659b and then come out with 205 Mbits/s (have the Sparks 200 fibre connection). So obviously my laptops wifi is not up to speed. I checked the wlan connection and it was shown with a rate of 54 Mbit/s, which even that it does not reach all the way.

Since the modem has a 5ghz ability, which my smartphone can use, is there not a good wifi receiver stick I can simply put in my laptop and make better use of the UFB connection?

Any suggestions what stick would be good?

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  Reply # 1468031 11-Jan-2016 22:21
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Firstly, how old is the laptop?

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  Reply # 1468049 11-Jan-2016 22:26
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My laptop is a ACER travelmate 5760 Z and I think was bought 2013, with an Atheros AR5B97 wireless network adapter, which I think is just 2.4ghz compatible.


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  Reply # 1468059 11-Jan-2016 22:39
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I have deployed a few of these on things I couldnt cable easily back when I had a 5GHz AP.,searchweb201644_2_10001_10002_10005_10006_10003_10004_62_61,searchweb201560_8,searchweb1451318400_6148

Seem fine. Single stream so limited to 433 megabit which might make 200 megabit real world on a good day with a tailwind. To go any higher you need multiple streams which means more than one antenna and distance between them, which means a larger USB stick.

What you are seeing is above what I would expect for a 54 meg air rate, so I am guessing you are in a very interference free area.


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  Reply # 1468115 12-Jan-2016 05:47
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Tobschu: I checked the wlan connection and it was shown with a rate of 54 Mbit/s, which even that it does not reach all the way.

You will never ever see the max speed via wifi due to the way it works, best you can hope for is about 50-60% of that in actual throughput.

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