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valk_2k

join:2009-08-01
Brooklyn, NY
reply to valk_2k

Re: [OOL] Can't get max boost speeds on wireless laptop; normal?

Since my router is not 5ghz is that the problem? And my router doesn't support gigabit but only up to 300mb!



Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11

It's only a problem if the 2.4GHz wireless spectrum is completely congested. 5GHz wireless routers are less common so there's a better chance the spectrum won't be crowded.

And your router has gigabit ethernet. The wireless card is limited to 300Mb.
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valk_2k

join:2009-08-01
Brooklyn, NY

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Isn't a gigabit router something like this »www.staples.com/Netgear-N300-Wir···t_853556

I have the Netgear N300 without the gigabit!

Also I tried switching around the channels and not much of a difference. Besides isn't switching the channels just necessary if you have signal issues? My wifi signals are great.



Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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My mistake. I thought N300 was the model of router. I guess it's just the series. Pretty stupid numbering scheme by Netgear.

Seems like you have signal issues if your wireless speed drops from 45Mb to 20Mb after a few feet. I get 100Mb+ on my Wireless-N network 2 rooms away from my router.
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cax1367

@optonline.net
reply to Thinkdiff

That router is not a gigabit router. The lowest model is the N600 gigabit option. Look on the ports and specs, only supports 10/100 not 10/100/1000.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT

GigE won't do any good for what he needs. He needs 5 GHz, 40MHz channel. Then he will get his full 30mbps if he's close. 100 vs 1000mbps Ethernet will make zero difference.