WRT54G going at 11-12Mbps?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by TypeRz, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. TypeRz

    TypeRz Guest

    I have a WRT54G v.6 and a 54Mbps Wireless PC Car (TEW-421PC) ver. b1 by TRENDnet in the laptop. The laptop is in the same room as the router.

    Initially, I saw that the signal strength = 4 or 5 bars
    and speed = 54Mbps
    but then it gradually goes down to 11/12Mbps with 4-5bars

    I don't know why it does that, is there a reason why that is?

    I have another laptop, it has 802.11b wireless card, I used that laptop to set up the router, could that be a reason why the speed is at 11Mbps?

    I've looked around the forum and found some, but the sites didn't work.
    any help would be appreciated,

  2. Seven_PRX

    Seven_PRX Network Guru Member

  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Cordless phones, microwaves, neighbors wireless, wireless activity, static. There are numerous reasons for this to happen. I have a wireless bridge with the client 20 feet away. When one of my boys is on the XBOX, the other on the desktop, both wired to the client bridge and my wife is on her laptop across the room my signal drops to 28 - 36 most times. But never lose the quality enough to cause slowdowns or anything.
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