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Hello all this is a simple enough question, I have a Linksys E4200 router and I need to buy a USB network adapter. At the moment I have a ASUS USB-N13 and this is what I am getting on speedtest
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Its not normally this slow but I need some improvements. I have no idea what I am supposed to be getting for my internet speeds but I know this is too slow. Is there another adapter I can be getting or perhaps changing something? any suggestions are greatly appreciated thumb.gif
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Few Questions:
How far are you from the Router.
How many connection bars are you getting from the Router.
If you go into > Start > Control Panel > Network & Sharing Center Change Adapter Settings > Wireless Adapter > L:ink Speed
What is your link speed from that?

What is the max speed your supposed to be getting for your internet connection if you are directly connected?
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Few Questions:
How far are you from the Router.
How many connection bars are you getting from the Router.
If you go into > Start > Control Panel > Network & Sharing Center Change Adapter Settings > Wireless Adapter > L:ink Speed
What is your link speed from that?
What is the max speed your supposed to be getting for your internet connection if you are directly connected?

Well I am quite a distance from my router most likely 30 feet then down two stories (one floor down) (think diagonally)
3 bars
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I am not sure about the max speed I am supposed to get.
I hope this helps and if there is anything else you need to know I will try and help
    
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a bump because i would like an answer for this as well.

based on my googlings, a special 'high throughput' adapter was released sometime in q2 2011 but i'm having the darndest time finding out which adapter it is.


also, to any e4200 v1 owners out there, does the router generate a bad smell and is there a fix for this? furthermore, have the nas speed issues ever been resolved?
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I dont think its down to the adaptor. I have the same issue at home with My Draytek 2830n. My issue was resolved by changing the freqency of the Wifi from 20Mhz to 40Mhz. 20Mhz is a very common frequency and things like Bluetooth, Microwave oven, Dect (Wireless) Home telephones and a bunch of other tech all user that frequency.

My Wifi syncs up at 75Mpbs but i get the same that you get when doing a speedtest. I dont think that you can force the router to stay at 40Mhz i think there is an options to allow the router to use the range when needed. I know that DD-WRT has the feature or did have the feature to force 40Mhz for your router.
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any news on getting this working? if you go into device manager and expand the properties of your USB adapter and under the advance tab make sure that 20/40 Coexistance is enabled and not auto and Bluetooth collaboration (if there) is enabled. the second options may only be there is the wifi chipset supports bluetooth as well.
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I dont think its down to the adaptor. I have the same issue at home with My Draytek 2830n. My issue was resolved by changing the freqency Channel Width of the Wifi from 20Mhz to 40Mhz. 20Mhz 2.4 GHz is a very common frequency and things like Bluetooth, Microwave oven, Dect (Wireless) Home telephones and a bunch of other tech all user that frequency.

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