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One thing to remember with wireless, or wired. You are always limited to the pipe coming in. It will be the bottleneck.

Plus, the connection speed you see is just the maximum possible Data Down Rate. You can always cut that in half since wireless is a Half Duplex medium. You speed will be aggregated to half of the maximum. Then you have to take into account encryption, number of users and legacy devices (802.11g).

Higher gain antennas usually can correct the issue in low user count environments. A higher gain antenna will increase the transmit power, while increasing the receive power at the same time. There usually isn't much that can be done on the client side since all vendors are regulated to 32mW max.

Back to the ISP connection. I have a Cisco ISR 891W at the house, plus a slew of other Cisco and Aruba enterprise gear. I can max out all the connections just fine when doing Intranet work. But it is a whole different story when doing things through my Internet connection. Usually can't pull more than 11Mbps since that is the max connection speed from my ISP. It is the outside bottleneck on my network.

Sorry if that seems confusing.
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