My foray into networking/wireless has been fraught with problems. For this thread I will focus on why I can't get better than 65Mbps speed when my laptop is connected wirelessly.
Laptop is new, has 802.11n. Router is new (Netgear N300). In theory I should be able to achieve 300 Mbps. I understand what effects speed but I know there is a problem.
If I have the laptop literally on top of the router it still never registers higher than 65Mbps. I know about interference...have no wireless phones in the house on the same frequency. I know about neighboring networks effecting speed, but shouldn't I occasionally be able to see higher speeds?
There are lots of settings on the adapter card and I have fiddled a bit to no avail. There are also settings for the router. Essentially it is at default which should allow "up to 150Mbps".
My desktop which is connected wired also has wireless. So to see how it would perform I enabled wireless and it did 72Mbps and it is literally an inch away from the router.
So knowing that neither computer can approach 150Mbps what does that tell me? Bad router?
I'm about ready to return everything.