The wireless works but speed varies quite dramaticly
The wireless works but speed varies quite dramatically at a low point 29 MBps. When I have windows repair the link, the speed goes up to 144 MBps,but the repair only lasts for 3 or 4 minutes and then reverts to the slow speed.Linksys WRT160N WIreless Router,
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Re: The wireless works but speed varies quite dramaticly
You don't talk about the laptop you're using or the type of wireless card it has... It can be several issues including the wireless capabilities of your laptop, the need for a firmware upgrade on your router and tweaking the wireless settings. I would go to the Linksys forums http://forums.linksysbycisco.com/linksys/board?board.id=Wireless_Routers and post your issue with as much detail about your laptop and current router settings as possible. The users on this forum can definitely help you.
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Not a surprise because USB 2.0 standard is common these days and operates at up to 480 mbps. Your network connection is 100MB if wired and potentially 11 mbps if older Wi-FI or 54mbps if a little newer. The advantage is distance - wired up to 330 feet and wireless depends on a lot of factors. USB is really intended to work at 10 feet or less. Other factors can limit network speed dramatically like the switch or wiring and errors.
Try changing the channel number in the router for the Wi FI add 3 to the minimum channel number.
It is possible you have a neighbour with wi fi and by adding three to the channel number you give some space separation to allow more bandwidth on the WI FI channel.
when this slow down occurs ping the router address (default gateway ip) and see if ping is quick. This will eliminate WI FI as slow point. Try using tracert instead of ping to see if bottlenecks occur in network or internet.
how far away are you from your wireless router when your getting 10 mbps?
Please note that wireless will not guarantee speeds of 54 mbps.
It will dramatically decrease the farther away you or how much interference there is between your laptop and router.
Also check if your wireless router is set to 802.11 G mode. if you have any devices that only support 802.11B you will only get speeds up to 11mbps compared to G at 54mbps
Problems with Belkin Wireless N router in Networking Wireless. . . wireless, two are connected directly to the router. Two wireless PC laptops (running Win XP) top out at only around 6. 5-9 mbps download . . . . . . mbps. The two wired desktops are offering varied results. A PowerMac G5 is the only one downloading at the full speed . . . . . . mbps). Upload speed is consistent (2. 5-3 mbps). The PC desktop (older Dell XPS P3 chip), running Kubuntu, tops out . . .
Go to pc world or wherever and buy a belkin wireless range extender, then install it somewhere in the middle. They are easy to set up, follow the instructions and they work every time. Watch out for thick brick walls or anything metal, that will interfere with signals.
The behavior described indicates weak/dead batteries. Logitech brags about the battery life on this model, but in reality battery life varys dramatically between invidual units. I've seen one that would not operate at all on Ni-Cad rechargable batteries (only 1.2 volts even at full charge). If you must use rechargeables, stick with NiMH (metal hydride). Better yet, use long life lithium.
Also, make sure the "Nano" receiver isn't sitting in the storage bin. This is one of two ways to power off the mouse. The other is the 'Clip N Go' dock.
Super G is if you have a Super G card or speed boost is what they call it. You have to have a Speed bust wireless card for this feature to work. You should just upgrade to wilress N you be glad you did and it will be much cheaper in the long run.
If your connection without the router is only 30 mbps, the speed with which you will connect will never be greater than 30 mbps. Adding the router adds latency, so yes a router will always slow your internet connection slightly. 11 mbps is still pretty fast considering when you are downloading something from a website the average speed is about 270 kbps. My wireless router connects my laptop at 54 mbps, it is a wireless N router, which is faster than a wireless G. That could be another factor.