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Nu2FiOS

join:2012-11-07
Washington, DC
reply to Nu2FiOS

Re: Wireless speed is half that of Wired

said by Thinkdiff:

You're thinking about this wrong - it's not that some percentage of your speed is being taken away.

I understand, when I use words like "disappear", "vanished", it's just figurative.
said by Thinkdiff:

It's that there's a bottleneck ... that may just be the best you can do given your setup and environment.

So, what is the bottleneck in your opinion? As you see my setup above, I can't see how my environment can create such a narrow bottleneck.
said by Thinkdiff:

Do you have multiple computers? If you could transfer a file between a wired and wireless computer, you'd get a good sense of what the limiting factor is.

I don't understand what you say. Yes, there are other computers and yes, I can transfer files among them. But how does this tell me what the limiting factor is. BTW, when I test the speed, I always turns off all wireless devices except the testing computer, just to eliminate other factors. I test the speed like this using all 3 of my computers (they all use the same wifi adapter) in turn. The results are the same regardless of computer used.
said by McBane:

Have you tried channel hopping to see if any of the other channels get better speed?

Yes, I have tried each channel. Channel 11 gives the worst result and all other channels give the same result.
said by sergey3:

I am 99% sure that the slow speed is a result of the wireless adapter.

I am thinking about that too. OK, I don't have another adapter on hand right now. I'll buy another to test. Any recommendation?


Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
said by Nu2FiOS:

I don't understand what you say. Yes, there are other computers and yes, I can transfer files among them. But how does this tell me what the limiting factor is. BTW, when I test the speed, I always turns off all wireless devices except the testing computer, just to eliminate other factors. I test the speed like this using all 3 of my computers (they all use the same wifi adapter) in turn. The results are the same regardless of computer used.

How fast are file transfers between a wired and wireless computer? You can download any number of real-time network speed apps and watch the speed as you're transferring files. If you have multiple wireless computers (not using that same USB adapter), you can see if any of them get better performance.

As I said and a few others have said, I think the limiting factor is your wireless card. Here are some suggestions. It's from 2010, but these should still be on the market:
»www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless ··· &start=3
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ChrisUK

join:2008-08-28
Falls Church, VA
I finally found a way to dramatically increase my wifi speed.

I unplugged my 2.4GHz cordless phone !!!

Chris


birdfeedr
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join:2001-08-11
Warwick, RI
kudos:9
said by ChrisUK:

I finally found a way to dramatically increase my wifi speed.

I unplugged my 2.4GHz cordless phone !!!

Chris

My friends in WV had a wireless dog collar that ran on 2.4GHz. The base unit put out a signal that kept the collar off. They hooked up a wireless router that interfered with the dog collar signal. The dogs were terrified of getting off the front porch. Once the collar started, the only way to stop the shock was to pull the battery. Proximity didn't matter any more.

Bad design.

Poor dogs. I felt bad for them. I sorta broke the router, but the dogs never got over it while I was there.

KenAF

join:2006-01-23
Arlington, VA

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I was never able to achieve more than 30-35Mbps wireless with the Verizon-supplied Actiontec 424WR Rev.I router.

Once I upgraded to the Asus RT-N66U, I had no difficulty hitting 80Mbps wireless on a 5.0GHz 802.11n network.

Here's the throughput I see on my iPhone 5 and iPad 4 (4th Gen) with the Asus router:





Neither Apple device achieved >35Mbps with the Actiontec router, and the iPhone 5 routinely achieved under 10Mbps with the Actiontec.

I have the 75Mbps FiOS plan.