Possible to upgrade wireless speed?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Tomas090, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Tomas090

    Tomas090 Network Guru Member

    What do I have to do to get more speed out of my wireless connection? I have a Linksys wireless router (11b) and Notebook is a Vaio PCG-GRT360ZG

    When using cable connection the speed is rated at 4750 download, with wireless 1750

    On a desktop (Gateway) using a wireless "dongle" (11b) I get 1800 using the wireless

    What do I need to do to upgrade?
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    what you need is non "B" equipment, WRT54G/WRT54GS/WRT54GX and their corresponding PC cards would be just fine
  3. Tomas090

    Tomas090 Network Guru Member

    Do you know what kind of job it is to replace internal wirless card in Sony Vaio PCG series notebooks?
  4. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    I've never replaced a Sony, but in my IBM it just involves taking out one screw, removing the door, unplug the card, put in the new card and screw the door back on.

  5. Tomas090

    Tomas090 Network Guru Member

    Thanks, but no way would I be that lucky

    Guess I'll wait until a SONY person pops in


  6. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Network Guru Member

    Look at your owners manual. It should tell you how to do it. It should be similar to what swinn said. My Compaq Persario is the same way as swinn.
  7. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    depending on the Sony that you have, it could be just as simple as a door on the bottom, it also might require you remove the keybord, if your not comfortable with that, best to wait
  8. earthsound

    earthsound Network Guru Member

    Iirc, the integrated wireless adapter in the GRT360ZG supports both 802.11b & 802.11g.

    So, in order to have faster speeds, you need to upgrade your router to one that supports 802.11g.

    If you're looking at Linksys routers, currently, you can pick from:


    If you want 802.11g on the desktop, upgrade that, as well.

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