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Wireless N causes loss in speed *drastically*

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~LONG STORY SHORT~

pc used to be in living room direct connected to router along with my home server. *so both computers hard connected to router.

i moved my main rig to my bedroom and enabled the wireless card to connect it to the router. leaving the server pc in the living room hard wired to router.

i was playing wow last night `via wireless connection and notice my ping was somewhere at 2345ms.

i exit and head to speed test.net the max i hit was like 4Mbps and i pay my isp for their "best" 20Mbps connection.

I ended up bringing my modem in my room and direct connecting it and worrying about the issue later.

My question is why is their such a freakin loss in speed do to using wireless tech. could it be channel im using and being in a apt. with others who have wireless routers?

are there other way aside from switching the channel to improve the performance and speed. plus i NEED to get my server back online!

anyways thanks OCN

heres my router model #: Belkin F6D4230-4 v1
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thats what i hit using the hardwired connection... wireless yields 2-4

and again on a different server:

and another:

double the distance:..

Miami..

Edited by LostKauz - 11/4/11 at 10:31pm
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Doubt this will help, but it's too cool not too share it Just point it the way you want

http://freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html
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There are so many things it could be. Start with section 5, and tell us what you come up with.

http://www.overclock.net/networking-...l#post12041390

Also I can only assume you are using 5 Ghz 802.11N. 5 GHz doesn't go as far as 2.4 GHz.

Additional Questions:
- How far away are you from your access point?
- How many walls are you gong through?
- Can you get a signal strength out of the access point? If so what is it?
- What is the signal strength of the wireless at your PC? (Use Insidder to find out from link above.)
- I assume you desktop wireless antenna is down near the floor? Remember furniture will also degrade the signals.
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going through one wall, not even 25 feet away, signal strength is good 4 out of 5 bars
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