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Laptop with wireless router connection runs slower than PC wired direct same source

I have a laptop in my bedroom using my wireless router for Internet access. I have a PC connected to my dish service with the router spliced in. Both work on line but the laptop operates at half the speed, slower than dial up. I am not paying for the highest speed available from (wild blue) my provider but the PC runs it fast enough to please us. I feel there is something I can do on the PC to fix this but need help with it.

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  • akdobkinza Oct 14, 2008

    Since the only response I received was in Spanish and I am an English speaking American, I submit the following solution I found on my own written in ENGLISH. I simply returned to the "Set Up" procedure for the router and placed my laptop on the desk next to my PC. I entered all new names, passwords and 26 digit code as if it was the first time installation on the PC. I utilized the "add new devices to the network" function and entered the 26 digit code on the laptop as well. When I was prompted to select a security level category, I chose the second highest level which allows some degree of possible invasion or actually accommodates older system operations mostly. My PC was not actually recognizing my laptop as being a member of my network even though I had Linksys tech support on the phone assisting me when I added it. Regardless of who tells you otherwise, it is not necessary to connect your additional devices directly to ethernet to splice them into your network. In as few as 2 calls to their tech support, I have found that solo experimentation is more effective and reliable. Just start the installation process again when adding devices to your network and read carefully and don't be paranoid with security unless your FBI or CIA or something like that. I could visit India in less time than it takes to communicate with those tech's.

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Wireless speed is 60% slower than when hardwired directly . Router is only about 2 years old. Do I need to buy a new router


Hello,
This router's wired connections run at 100mbps, with little latency. Your wireless connection is susceptible to radio interference, and signal quality to how far you are from the router. If your laptop doesn't support the Xtreme G, then you won't see the wireless 108mbps, but rather only 54mbps or lower, depending on your signal quality.

The wireless G spec is now out dated and quite slow. If you have a pretty new laptop with wireless N then I recommend you get a wireless N router. The wireless signal on a wireless N router typically sees speeds of 300mbps and sometimes higher depending on the model of your laptops wireless card and the model of wireless router. You will ONLY see a speed increase if your devices support the wireless N spec. It will probably never be faster then wired connections, but wireless N does a good job of trying.

Chris

Jul 06, 2011 | D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624 Wireless...

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Getting the most out of a Home Network


A wired connection is still the best way to get maximum download and upload speeds because your computer is directly connected to your gateway/router via an Ethernet cable. While this method offers consistent speed, it might not be convenient running multiple PCs and Laptops with a wire in your home.

Improving your wireless connections:

1. Do not use wireless connections where it is not needed or not important.
Devices that are not moved frequently such as a printer or a desktop PC can use the ethernet cable to minimize traffic in the wireless connection. Some home users use a wireless adapter for their desktop PC to connect wirelessly which I think is irrelevant not unless your desktop PC is really far from the router. Most routers provide 4 ethernet ports which you can use for the printer and desktop PC.

2. Make sure that your Wireless Network has WEP/WPA enabled.
All routers are equipped with security features that can provide passwords to your network. A secure network is less susceptible to unathorized use of your network. The more users use your network, the slower it becomes.

Sample video on how to secure your network using a LinkSys Router:



3. Get a better range.
Depending on how your home is designed, your wireless gateway may not be able to reach certain parts of the home, but you may be able to improve access to those trouble spots. There are several companies that have developed wireless repeaters (sometimes called a signal booster), devices that can pick up the signal from your router and extend that signal to other parts of the house. It should be noted that any repeater has its own limitations and the greater your distance from the repeater the weaker your signal and the slower your speed will be.

4. Change your wireless channel to reduce interference.
You may experience weak or dropped signals if a cordless phone or any other electronic device and your wireless router share the same frequency channel. A potential fix for this issue is to change the channel, thereby reducing frequency interference. The wireless channel can be can be accessed in the wireless settings of your routers interface. Channels to choose from are Channels 1 to 11. This should be done in a trial and error method, choose whatever channel delivers the most speed.

Sample video on how to change the wireless channel on a Zoom Router:




5. Make sure that you are running the latest firmware and driver updates.
One of the easiest steps to improve your connection speed is to make sure you are running the latest software updates for your wireless adapter. If you are, the next step would be to check if your network card has been updated with the latest drivers. To confirm that you have the latest drivers available, go to the wireless card manufacturer's website and look for a Support and/or Driver link. If you have a built in wireless client (one that cannot be removed from your PC), check to see if your PC manufacturer has issued any updates.

The above tips has greatly improved our home network which consists of a Prolink router, 2 netbooks, 1 laptop, 1 desktop pc, 1 printer and an occasional use of mobile phones to connect to the internet.

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Have a great day!

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on May 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, I'm having problems connecting to the router (Virgin) to my bedroom from lost of signal strength, so i brought Sitecom Wireless Range Extender 300N to boast the signal. I've installed the Range...


1. did you first try to connect to the router via wire directly with it in the same room? then set up the wireless to work in the same room too.

2. once you've done that and it worked then move it to your bedroom. If it doesn't work there it could be that there is something inbetween the two rooms that is blocking the signal...ie a furnace can do that

3. if it won't work try relocating the router to another location. Try a different location in the same room first

but as i said , first get it set up and running in the same room so you know for sure it works.

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Can I use USB Cable direct to laptop from modem? Ethernet cable from modem is connected to router which is connected to desk top PC. OR should I connect a ethernet cable from router to laptop? Type of...


Hi Friend, It depends that whether your router is wireless or wired. If it is a wireless router then there is no need to connect the laptop with the cable, you can use the laptop wirelessly If it is a wired router and as you said that the Desktop is already connected to the router with the cable so in that case you have to get another ethernet cable and can connect it from the router to your laptop

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HOW TO USE INTERNET IN MORE THAN ONE PC FROM LINKSYS WIRELESS G B


You have two ways on how you can get other computer online through this router. First, you can wired them (using an Ethernet cable) to one of the Ethernet ports on the back of the router. They are the ones labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Second is through wireless, but those computers that will connect through wireless must also have a wireless adapter to be able to pick up the signal that this router is broadcasting.

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I am running qwest DSL through a Linksys wrt160N that is brand new. it will work next to the router, but not upstairs or in the basement which is less than 15 meters. The upstairs bedroom is directly above...


If you have concrete floor slabs the the wireless signal from the Linksys will have a difficult time penetrating the floor slabs.
The wireless card in the computers will show a low signal strength.
Try altering the Linksys aerial to a horizontal position and also positioning the Linksys to another location.

You could be getting interference form other wireless sources, check the wireless channels of other wireless router/access points in your area. If they are broadcasting on the same channel then configure your Linksys to broadcast on an unused channel or one that has the weakest signal strength.
If none of these methods work then I would suggest you run network cables from the Linksys to upstairs and downstairs and not use the wireless connection.
If network cabling option is not an option then consider extending the wireless range with wireless repeater access points.

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One PC will not connect to Router and therefore Internet.


Sounds to me like the problem is related to the PC hardware. Please check the following in your PC:

- Network card is properly working
- Network cable connecting to the PC is properly working

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Have two computers but only one will get internet access


The tech is right, you can only have 1 modem on your residential line. The 2-wire router/modem should
have 4 ports in back to share with other computers AND a wireless signal too. You can run an
ethernet cable to your bedroom or get an adapter (either USB or PCI card) to connect to your router and
share the modem. If you go wireless, the 2-wire router is by default an encrypted signal. The password
is on the sticker, usually all numbers. Look at manual for changing configuration.

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My IMAC ethernet connection to my wrt54G is much slower than wifi


Then you have your settings wrong, as I have the same setup for many years. The setup page of your router should be set basically default, it should be all set to auto ip and other than your dns there should not be anything else to set. I have 3 wireless and two wired devices and all of the computers .And the speed is constant,,something is wrong with your settings, if you can take a screenshot by opening the router homepage and hitting the print screen button on your keyboard, you can then hit paste on here and it will past the entire thing on here to examine

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Have you tried switching channels in the router I have seen suggestions to use challen 1 or 11 instead of the often defaulted 6. You may have increased traffic from your neighbors and non-it devices like wireless phones.

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