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amendolaro

join:2012-11-02
reply to bradyr

Re: [Wi-Fi] Looking for Docsis 3.0 Speed Capable Wireless Router

i will have to check, can you advise of what settings to use and i will change to them? also is a asus rt-n16 capable of these speeds?


bradyr
Columbia College IT
Premium
join:2008-10-27
Sonora, CA
asus rt-n16 router is pretty bad-ass, i use one, too. you can configure it for wireless-n speeds of up to 144Mbps no problem. (300Mbps is iffy on the rt-n16, in my humble opinion. you have to dick around with the channel width)

i run dd-wrt on mine, but regardless of firmware (stock, tomato or dd-wrt) you should be able to configure your wlan to get proper wireless-n speeds.

again, verify your WLAN is using WPA2-AES for security, that WMM is enabled and that you're either in wireless-N only (assuming you're only connecting wireless-n clients). Verify the basic stuff first, and that you've got a strong signal (obviously if you're hanging on by a thread of signal, it will be at a reduced speed).

don't go spending money on a new router just yet... the rt-n16 is a proven platform, even though it's not dual band.


bradyr
Columbia College IT
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join:2008-10-27
Sonora, CA
also remember, real world speeds vs your connected wireless speed. you'll probably see around 60% (best case).

so if you're connected, solidly, at 144Mbps, you'll probably see a real-world throughput of up to ~85Mbps.

if you were connected at 300Mbps, you'll likely see a real world throughput of ~150Mbps (give or take).
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bradyr
Columbia College IT
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join:2008-10-27
Sonora, CA

Re: [Wi-Fi] Looking for Docsis 3.0 Speed Capable Wireless Router

yes, you should be able to max out that 60Mbps over wifi (wireless-n)... just worry about getting your wireless settings set right on the router, for now.. if you think they are set correctly but you're still getting piss-poor throughput, then i would look at other settings such as QoS.

if when you're testing your wired speeds (and you're maxing out your connection), you're connected through the router, then you know you've at least got the router correctly connected to your modem..

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to Anon
Try changing your router channel and channel bandwidth to 40MHz.
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bradyr
Columbia College IT
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join:2008-10-27
Sonora, CA
I think he should verify his security settings are WPA2-PSK/AES, that he's in wireless-n mode and has WMM enabled before changing the channel width.

changing the wifi channel is a good idea if he's in a crowded area.