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Re: Wireless speed is half that of Wired
Problem solved. The culprit is the VZ issued Actiontec Modem-Router-Access Point. I have doubts from the beginning that the problem is caused by my wifi adapter b/c it has always performed very well from the start.
KenAf & aaronwt, before I saw you two's replies, I had done more research on the web and I saw that there are a lot of people having the exact problem as I do with their FiOS internet. I found 2 other users who solved the problem by not using the Actiontec as the AP, so I decided to try.
When I switched to FiOS, I took away my Asus N router b/c the Actiontec is a N router and AP also. Now, I turn off wireless in the Actionteach and hook up my Asus N router to it to use it as the AP. Boom! Now I get the full provisioned 50/25 speed and then some with both wired and wireless (and, my upstairs office is getting 40/20 wirelessly when before it used to be only about 15/10 using the Actiontec AP). Turning off the Asus and turning the Actiontech wireless back on and the wireless drops back down to 25/15. So it is pretty clear to me that somehow the Actiontec is not performing the way it should.
(In the Asus N router, in additional to the option of setting the wireless mode to b, g, n, there is also an option to select the wireless speed of up to 11, 54, 72 or 150. When I select Up to 72 Mbps, I get the same wireless speed as when I use the Actiontec AP which is only about 25/15. When I set the Asus speed to Up to 150 I get the full provisioned speed of 50/25. So I look into the Actiontec but there is no such option beside the option to configure the b, g, n modes.)
I dont think they give me a bump unit of the Actiontec b/c this problem is rather widespread. So, either there is a problem with this model of Actiontec or that there is a setting (or settings) in it that prevent it from performing the way it should but I look and look and cant any relevant setting.
Well, using a 5ghz router is what solved the problem, None of Verizons routers are 5ghz