Belkin wireless n route only puts out 54mbps
The reasons you only get 54mbps could be: one, your networked PCs don't support N-mode and broadcast in G-mode, so that the router falls back to 54mbps.
Two, the signal strength is too low or the radio noise level is too high to allow N-mode operation at full speed.
So, after checking with the manuals and vendor brochures, you should try connecting the router with a single PC close by - say, ten feet in the same room - and check connection speed. If you can connect at 108 or 125 depending on which N mode you have (N, N+, N1...), the problem is likely to be distance, walls or noisy equipment.
If you still can't connect, double-check the configuration of both router and PC (wifi board "Advanced Properties" in Hardware Management) to check whether N mode is enabled at BOTH ends, especially "Wireless Mode" in the PC.
If it still doesn't work, I'd test it with a Belkin N USB key, for example, just to check that when router and client vendors say, "802.11N", they do indeed refer to the same thing. That's not so cut and dried a thing as one would expect. The N-mode standard was not completely defined from the start, so that many
vendors jumped the gun and implemented their own "N-modes" which are often NOT compatible
with each other. If you had a US Robotics router and a Yuwasa (and
outdated SparkLANs, IIRC) wifi board, you'd discover that you could only
attain 11 mbps - and if the USR router was set for "G only" or "G and N" instead of "B, G and N", you would get no connection at all.
Oct 04, 2009 |
Belkin N Wireless Modem-Router F5D8633au4A