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wireless Slow, Wired Fast

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by dayloon, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. dayloon

    dayloon Network Guru Member

    Im on the NTL 10mb package in the UK and when i use my internet connection via the wired LAN ports on my router i get a steady 1mb/sec. When i use wireless i get anything from 500kb/s - 700kb/s max. I've tried 3 different routers, 3 different wireless adapters so I don't think it's a HW issue. Have also tried every channel from 1 -11. No joy. Current setup is Linksys WRT54GS and onboard intel wireless pro 2200BG. Signal and strength are showing as excellent, speed showing as 54mbps. Any ideas welcome !!
     
  2. dayloon

    dayloon Network Guru Member

    Update - This problem ONLY occurs in Windows XP. I just installed Suse on one of the PC's which had the problem and that works perfectly. Boot the same PC back into windows....problem starts.
     
  3. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

  4. reopeadres

    reopeadres Network Guru Member

    Well wireless is 54mb and lan is 100 mb a big bandwidth difference. there is really nothing can do really sorry
     
  5. RcNorth

    RcNorth Network Guru Member

    [Well wireless is 54mb and lan is 100 mb a big bandwidth difference. there is really nothing can do really sorry]

    But the wired is giving 1Mb/sec, which is still less then the 54mb limit (closer to 33Mb in reality) of wireless. Dayloon also commented that the same PC (same wireless card) does not have the problem when running in Suse, only XP.

    Is the XP firewall turned on? Have you checked the card in XP? Maybe it is set to half duplex, or 10Mb instead of 100Mb
     
  6. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    I haven't read much of the topics here,but for a quick answere:

    #1your router should have a security key for all of your devices so no one can steal your bandwidth.


    #2 Run a sniffer program to find physical problems or errors on the network incase of data leakage (bad connectors, worn-out wires, bad NICs)

    #3 clear all of the network cache on your PC'S/NOTEBOOKS, ETC. by clicking tools on internet explorer,internet options,=clear cookies,temporary files&histroy.

    #5 IF its just a speed issue and you have more than one device connected to your wireless router, i suggest you buy a network switch (the best you can find that actually gaurantees it'll save your bandwidth, usually LINKSYS SWITCHES ARE THE BEST) even if your router has a built-in switch it won't work the same way as a regular switch.
     
  7. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    XP FIREWALL DON'T INTERFERE AS MUCH AS NORTON FIREWALLS, SO THEY ALMOST NEVER CAUSE CONNECTION PROBLEMS AND IF YOUR NIC IS SET TO 10MB OR 100MB BY DEFAULT YOU SHOULD CHECK IF THE ROUTER CAN ''AUTO" NEGOTIATE (LINK SPEED tab) WITH THE INTERNET FOR ANY DEVICE CONNECTED TO IT.
     
  8. Jafo67

    Jafo67 Guest

    New/Clean install of Windows? Pro or Home? All the service packs installed?

    I was about to suggest malware might be the problem, but when I reread your orignal post, you say speeds are normal on a wired connection.

    Sounds more like a driver issue.
     

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