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When using ethernet connection with wireless router rate is 100 mbps but when I use linksys 2.4 usb wireless adapter ( to get rid of the ehthernet cable lying on the floor)rate is now 54 mbps? Is this the max transfer rate I can get with this adapter?

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  • stewartchris Aug 14, 2008

    Thanks for the help - I purchased a longer ethernet cable.

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By the sounds of it the router is Wireless-G standard. This has a theoretical max speed of 54Mbps. If you wish to increase wireless speeds you would need to upgrade to Wireless-N standard. Do would need to change the wireless in the pc or laptop also. This should give a theoretical max speed of 100Mbps.
Ethernet cable will be cheaper!

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