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post #1 of 10
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Hi every one,

I just installed my new Linksys E4200 router. Its running very somooth with most of my devices..

I set up the network Chanel to be 2 different, as (1-5ghz, 2-2.4ghz)

-I am using my iPad with 5 ghz Chanel, and the other wireless devices with the 2.4ghz Chanel.

-I am connecting my 2 desktop PC to the router with normal C5 (wired).

What i want to know..

If i install (wireless 5GHZ PCI ADAPTER) to my PC's and connect them to my router wirelessly, is that will show me better/extreme performance, than the wired setup.??

Edit: (when i am testing my internet speed with my wired pc, the connection test size is only 4-5mb, but when i am testing the internet speed with my ipad (5ghz chanel) the test size start from 15-19mb).
Edited by rubema - 7/21/11 at 12:05pm
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post #2 of 10
You should be using cat 6 cables these days but I dont think that is the problem. Wired has a much better connection than wireless. Stick to wired, I am not sure why you are getting better mbps on your ipad but I would reboot my pc then test while making sure nothing else is using your bandwidth while testing. Also, 5ghz has a much more narrow signal than 2.4ghz so it would depend on where your pc and router is positioned.
post #3 of 10
First, there is no such thing as Wired adapter for 5ghz. 5ghz is used for wireless networking. LAN speeds will be better on the wireless due to Wireless N 5ghz on the E4200 is a maximum of 450mbps but your internet speed will not change. Wired Cat 5 will use only 100mbps. Cat 6 is 1000mbps
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post #4 of 10
Wired always wins.
Also, Cat5E will accommodate gigabit.
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post #5 of 10
Dual-stream 802.11n provides 300Mbps maximum but real-world performance is half that plus resent packets.

GbE provides 1000Mbps maximum and real-world performance is close to that with few (if any) lost packets.
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Sound Good Here,, Thank you very much for your answers..
I will stuck with my wired and i will try to change the cables to C6.
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what i am wondering only.. When i am connecting my cable directly to the modem it give me more speed than connecting it through E4200 router.
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post #8 of 10
the router has a small delay... thats why
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post #9 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kill;14307951 
the router has a small delay... thats why

when i am directly to modem the speed test is almost 85+
But when i am connected to the router the speed is between 65-70

Is that normal???
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post #10 of 10
Its because your router has to process the packets and what not. It is normal and the reason why I built my own router. I have Untangled installed on my old athlon 64 x2 3800+ rig which is much faster than any home router. But your limit is going to be the server you are downloading from anyways, usually 2-3mbps. The biggest difference I noticed is when downloading peer to peer from multiple sources so bandwidth isnt limited and also when other people have downloads and what not going.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 7/22/11 at 10:30am
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