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Slower Internet speed over wireless versus ethernet

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    If I connect my laptop computer directly to my WRT54GS v2 router with an ethernet cable, my speedtest using http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ is about 5mb (I have Qwest DSL 7mb service). But when I connect to the router wirelessly, my speed drops down to 2mb. I have been through several calls with Linksys tech support and have installed latest firmware v4.70.6, reset the router, tweak several settings (beacon interval, fragmatation threshold, rts threshold) to no avail.

    Does anybody have any ideas why my speed drops connected wirelessly? It affects all computers on the network and the wireless signal is very strong, so it is not the wireless speed that is affecting it. I can have the laptop sitting right next to the router and still get the same results.
  2. m33p

    m33p Network Guru Member

    I only get 2mb down also. So i'd be willing to hear anyones fixes. I'm running the latest drivers on my NIC and firmware my GS
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what mode is your wireless in? G or B?
  4. m33p

    m33p Network Guru Member

    Its set to mixed mode but even when i change it to G it makes no differents
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    have you tried any composite or new drivers for your laptop wireless device? perhaps this is the problem?
  6. m33p

    m33p Network Guru Member

    As far as i know i'm running the latest.. I benchmark on wirelessly over the network at like 2500kb/s+ but it can't even pull 300kb/s down which i find very strange..
  7. m33p

    m33p Network Guru Member

    I've tryed many different firmwares...

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