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Vancouver, BC
reply to Habboy

Re: Just Got Turbo 50

said by Habboy :

I have 802.11g wifi cards on my 2 PC's , guess I need 802.11n cards?

Good luck getting 50 Mbit/s out of 802.11n
The more I C, the less I see.


Ok, well, what do I need then?

I can only get the d/l speed direct wired??


Edmonton, AB
reply to pfak
i get around 50mbit/s on my 802.11n network all the time and i live in a complex with lots of wireless interference... and im using the 2.4ghz range...


Edmonton, AB
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to Habboy
if u want real good speeds dont use the actiontec wireless... either try to get an alu modem from telus when they install it and use a router with 802.11n perferably with the 5ghz channels or hang another 802.11n router off of the actiontec and disable the routing features on the new router and use it as an access point... either way u should get your own router with the 5ghz channels to use for wireless. also make sure u upgrade the cards on the computers to 802.11n with 5ghz support


Hmmm, my gf has a brand new laptop with 802.11n and we are getting 35-55mbp/s download speeds on hers, so, I dont think the Actiontec is the problem

I will upgrade the wifi on the HTPC and the other PC i guess

Former TELUS employee, current P.I.T.A.

Edmonton, AB
First understand that optimizing Wifi and optimizing your DSL connection are mutually exclusive things. Sounds more like you want to squeeze the most out of your Wifi to bring it inline with your connection speed.

While her wireless reports 35-55mbp/s download speeds, you won't be getting those speeds. The reported speed vs real world is usually a wide delta. Real world, with security enabled, I doubt you are pulling down more the 10-20Mbps.

I have a 802.11n wireless AP in the same room as my laptop, and have it reporting 130Mbps when connected. I get closer to speeds you'd call 50Mbps when transferring off my network. This speed falls off quickly as the laptop moves away from the AP. This also fluctuates due to the amount of wireless networks in my building. 140 unit apartment complexes have this kind of problem.

Want guaranteed speeds? Use a guaranteed system (wired). Wireless will fluctuate, and I had to do a decent amount of finagling to coax that speed out of my 802.11n connection.


Surrey, BC
Good points....I just wanted a BIG improvement over the basic high speed I had, moving to Turbo 50, which I do....just want MORE!!

I dunno how to utilize the 'wired' solution for my main computer as they are in completely different rooms....I guess Telus would charge to re-locate the router

Need... Speed

Burnaby, BC
said by Habboy:

I dunno how to utilize the 'wired' solution for my main computer as they are in completely different rooms....I guess Telus would charge to re-locate the router

Some of the 500mbps powerline over ethernet devices might help you. But very hard to predict until you actually just try it in your house
Telus ADSL User Since 1999