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Why is wifi connection Half of real connection?

post #1 of 14
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Noob question here ... why are my results so different with wireless than with wired.

Using a macbook pro 2010 which has a N card and a Linksys N router?

with wifi


wired
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post #2 of 14
It might have something to do with your speed being so amazingly high. Not sure though.
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post #3 of 14
May be a signal limitation, how strong is your signal?

Question, why do you care with speeds like that?
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post #4 of 14
Wireless signal strength might be the issue here. even with a N router and card you can't have maximum theoretical bandwith working. If you go even further away from the router, speed will be reduced more.

i wouldn't be too much worried about it, 55Mb/s still is a lot faster than most of us
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post #5 of 14
Ew. Rogers.

Wireless speeds are like fuel economy for cars. Totally overstated.
    
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post #6 of 14
Also, I hope you're not sitting *right* next to your router. Too close and you'll actually get worsererer signal :/
Try changing channels too, might be interference from other devices on whatever frequency you're on atm. Though as le others have said, it's a pretty good connection anyway
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post #7 of 14
... 55mbps... i only get 33...
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post #8 of 14
Which router?
That's about the limit for wireless, at least at 2.4 Ghz
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post #9 of 14
Could be connection between router and laptop limited to that speed. Try looking around you router settings.
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post #10 of 14
Misread the OP, he has an N-protocol router

The maximum speed on most in-home routers is 54Mb/s. Any "g" protocol router (ex. linksys wrt54g) can only achieve speeds of 54Mb/s. You can read more about wifi protocols and max speeds here.
Edited by SeanPoe - 8/2/11 at 5:34pm
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