Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

Need help attaining proper speed with a wireless network.

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Need help attaining proper speed with a wireless network.

Old 10-10-04, 03:57 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
cartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SP, Colorado
Posts: 5,344
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Need help attaining proper speed with a wireless network.

I recently upped the DSL speed from 1.5 to 3.0MB down. When "directly" connected (wired), the speed is just fine, but when connected wireless, the speed is still running at 1.5. This is true using both B and G, with two different routers (the first, a Linksys B, and the 2nd a NetGear B/G). What could be the cause?

Forgot to add:

Win XP SP2

Last edited by cartman; 10-10-04 at 04:02 PM.
Old 10-11-04, 08:46 AM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 11,544
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try changing the wireless channel to another number. Interference will cause the connection to slow down. Try channels 1, 6, and 11.
Old 10-11-04, 10:44 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
cartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SP, Colorado
Posts: 5,344
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I tried all 11 channels, with WEP and without, right next to the router and far away. No difference at all. I also tried this on two different wired computers, both attained the proper speed, and four different wireless computers (3 B's and 1 G), and they were all 1.5 or slower. I've tried searching other forums for similar problems with no luck at all in finding a solution .
Old 10-11-04, 10:52 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 1,555
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Make sure you have the most up to date firmware. I know someone else who was having this exact problem, but the new firmware fixed it.
Old 10-11-04, 11:38 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
cartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SP, Colorado
Posts: 5,344
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
The firmware is the most recent. It's the newest netgear (of it's type), model WGR614 v5. The thing that really confuses me is that this happened with the old router and now this one. It's as though there's a simple setting somewhere that's incorrect, but I've yet to find one that's wrong .
Old 10-11-04, 02:39 PM
  #6  
JM
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 1,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What kind of adapter(s) you are using on the wireless client PCs?
Old 10-11-04, 02:44 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
cartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SP, Colorado
Posts: 5,344
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
One is using a Linksys USB, one a Linksys PCI, and the other two are using Dell TrueMobile 1350 cards.
Old 10-11-04, 02:53 PM
  #8  
JM
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 1,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What are you using to measure your Internet speed? What kind of speeds do you get when you copy a file (using Windows file sharing) over the wireless LAN to one of your wired PCs? At what rate does the wireless client report it is connected?
Old 10-12-04, 05:31 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
cartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SP, Colorado
Posts: 5,344
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Using www.dslreports/stest to measure the speed. Will try the file copy tonight. Wireless shows to be connected at 54Mbps.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.