Slow wireless G access to WRT-54GL

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jmarshall, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. jmarshall

    jmarshall LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I have recently purchased a WRT-54GL router and a Cameo wireless adapter (non-linksys) for my laptop.

    I have the router situated in the same room as I am in (around 2m max from the laptop).

    There are no detectable wireless networks in my neighbourhood other than mine.

    However, with these (seemingly) ideal conditions, the speed of data transfer to other computers (wired to the WRT-54GL) is pathetic.

    I get a max of around 8Mbits per second when I hold the laptop write next to the router. From 2m away, I'm generally getting around 2Mbits per second. This is measured using file transfers.

    This is way too slow IMO. I should be able to get around 15Mbits per second where I am.

    The windows wireless information is reporting that it is running at normally around 11Mbits (not 54Mbits) yet I still only get around 2Mbit transfer.

    The router is configured to accept G only, though setting it to support mixed does not change the situation. I have no cordless phone that could be interfering.

    Netstumbler reports on average a 60dB Signal to Noise ratio. I'm using WPA protection.

    Any suggestions as to what I should try to do?

  2. jmarshall

    jmarshall LI Guru Member

    Nothing I have done thus far has improved the experience. Getting a max of around 2.5Mbits/second is just too slow to allow me to do anything other than just browse the web :(

    Any suggestions?

  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Some suggestions:

    Update driver for the card.
    Reset the router to factory defaults, and set it up again.
    Get/borrow another card and see if you have the same speeds.
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