I'm beginning to wonder if there is such a thing as good wireless bandwidth. I'm wondering why my connection tells me my connection speed is 54Mbps. I have a WRT54GS v6 that it doesn't seem to matter one bit what I do, I get the same lousy speed. I have Road Runner supplying me a 5 Mbps internet connection. When I connect to the GS by LAN I consistantly get ~5 Mbps (550 to 590 KBps in Windows) downloading. The WLAN is between 1 and 2 Mbps downloading no matter what I have done. Can't even get the 5 Mbps of my internet connection over a WLAN that is supposed to operate at 54 Mbps. :frown: I've had my router upstairs and down. I've wandered my notebook up and down and all around with the router in different locations. My laptop reports a signal strength of very good or excellent no matter where the units are orientated relative to one another. Even in the same room I get only 2 Mbps. My laptop always connects right up. My connection doesn't drop. I've switched channels. I've switched from mixed, to B only, to G only. I've donated $60 to the apparent Linksys sucker fund called the high gain antenna. I don't have a 2.4 ghz cordless phone but I do have a 5.8 ghz phone. There was no mention of them causing a problem, but I wouldn't know so I unplugged the base and pulled the battery from the handset. No difference. Is there any way to find out what the friggin problem is? Should I be updating to a firmware that allows boosting the transmit signal? I seem to get great signal, just no bandwidth. Should I be wondering if the laptop transmit strength is lousy? I can have the two one foot or forty foot apart with very little difference so I have a hard time blaming the laptop. The house I'm in is a 1000 sqft (25 X40) single story wood frame with basement. If this place can't be WLANed I don't think anything can. Help.