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I know this might seem like a basic question but when ever I share files over my WLAN the transfer speed is only as fast as my internet connection which is I think 10Mbs. Even though both the computers wireless cards and also the router advertises that thy can exchange data at several hundred Mbs a second. Does anyone on here know how to set up a faster transfer rate?
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What protocol is the router and cards using? 802.11 a/b/g/ or n?

there are a lot of variables to figure out here.
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wireless card in desktop is a G laptop I is an N card and the router is a G.

Sorry should of included that before.
Edited by Sneblot - 3/15/11 at 9:45am
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So max speeds you will see is G speeds 54 Mb/s how far away are both devices from the router?
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At best you will only get 30 to 50Mbps on a G router. If it were a N router that would change indeed.
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At best you will only get 30 to 50Mbps on a G router. If it were a N router that would change indeed.
He would need an N router and n cards
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The router is in the room next door about 3-4 meters away as the crow flies and the computer with the file on is right underneath me (a I have a cabin bed.)
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He would need an N router and n cards
Correct!!!
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Same way you would share file on LAN.

Over wireless G you'll likely only achieve ~2-3 MB/sec on transfers.
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So max speeds you will see is G speeds 54 Mb/s how far away are both devices from the router?
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At best you will only get 30 to 50Mbps on a G router. If it were a N router that would change indeed.
those are theoretical values, actual wireless G throughput is only ~15 - 20 Mbps

Wireless N has theoretical throughput of 300-600Mbps but only achieves about 1/5 to 1/3 of that
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