client bridge = half the bandwidth?!?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by temp81830, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. temp81830

    temp81830 Network Guru Member

    Last semester at college, we only had one router, and I got around 3.3MBps out of it wirelessly.

    This semester, I added a linksys router and wanted it to make a bridge so i wouldn't have to have wires crossing rooms for the lan. I just noticed that I can only get around 1.5MBps wirelessly now.

    Is this a side affect of the Client bridge, or did I do something wrong?

    Is there a way to do the same thing, but keep full bandwidth? Perhaps with just client rather than client bridge?

    Oh, and a side question. I have a laptop with a wireless adapter (54g) hooked up via USB1.1 and with lan stuff can get at most 5.5mbps and internet stuff was a max of 3mbps (not sure why they are different) I was just wondering 1) is the 5.5mbps normal for usb1.1 devices and 2) why would i get less bandwidth out of the internat compared to lan?
  2. temp81830

    temp81830 Network Guru Member

    Ok, I think I figured out the problem.

    I didn't realize that wireless is shared bandwidth.. i kinda assumed that it worked the same way as a switch and had that bandwidth dedicated to each client.

    Although, I still don't know about why my laptop gets only 3Mb/s on my internet connection at home (possible from 8Mb/s) and it gets 5Mb/s at my local college library. If it was the USB1.1 affecting it, i should still get around 5Mb/s at home too.

    Any ideas?
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