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[help] Laptop connection not as fast as Tower?


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Hexum

Ok, I have WinXP Pro SP2 on my tower which is connected to a Netgear router which in turn is connected to my cable modem and all is fine, I get my 3mbit connection. Now on the laptop I have a WinXP Pro SP1 with a Linksys wireless network card and my internet speed is being cut in half? My usual downloads on the tower are around 346 kb/s range but on my laptop i'm only getting about 167 kb/s. Is there a something that can be done about this so my laptop gets the same speeds as my tower?

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OPaul

Does the Netgear have any bandwidth throttling going on perhaps.

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Hexum

I'm not sure OPaul, I'm a n00b to wireless/non-wireless networking, so how would I check that?

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OPaul

It'll be somewhere in the configuration page, try pointing your browser to 192.168.1.1 or check the manual for the correct IP.

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Hexum

OPaul, I checked my router config page and I dont see anything about throttling :/

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Hexum

Anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this?

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Belthesar

as far as I know, 802.11g is limited to 1.5mb down and up... I may be wrong though

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kionee

If your laptop is connected wirelessly, then you'll not get the same speeds as you would using an ethernet cable. Wireless connections aren't that fast yet.

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RazorSA

Dude,

Plug your laptop into your switch using a cable, test ...

Then try the wireless connection again.

Is it really the wireless connection that is slowing down your downloads ???

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tabor14

wireless does have restrictions on speed....cant recall the exact....will get back to u on that one.

do u have a microwave near your connection? and 2.4ghz frequencies will interrupt your signal strength

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