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Just a note... Connection rate does not equal throughput. I realize the OP is using N, but I also see references to G in this post... Actual throughput on 802.11G will make it to around 24 mbits/s max. I have never personally seen it go that fast though.

On average, throughput on N (300) will be somewhere between 60 - 100 mbits/s depending on the wireless router. I think there are a few N routers that may do more, but don't quote me on this.

You really need to do some research on actual throughput on your model of router to see what other people are getting to compare to.
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Yeah, the overhead on wireless is significant, anything up to 25% of the data flow between the access point and NIC is effectively wasted with encryption, and various extra data needed to maintain a connection. In comparison, a wired link wastes far less data, the odd "Are you still there?" packet is all it needs. A 30 byte or so "Still out there?" packet on a wired link, grows to 3 or 4 times that size on wireless. The bigger your data packets are, the less wireless waste you get.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post
... 55mbps... i only get 33...
... 33mbps... i only get 15...
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Why does it matter? You can have my 8Mb/s any day youd like.
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