Quote: Originally Posted by lucifargundam
Ok, so me and my counterparts have not been able to figure this out for about a month now. I bought a wireless usb adapter(b/g/n) for my rig and it was fine for a long time until about 2 months ago when I at somepoint started not getting full throughput.
My laptop(a/g/n) gets 50mbps and the adapter(b/g/n) now gets 30mbps. No, putting my rig next to the router doesn't help. The only way I can get full speed is via ethernet.
I've plugged in the bgn into my laptop and it still gets full.
Today, I've tried a friend's pci adapter and it only made a 1mbps difference.
Comparing one laptop and different wireless adaptors to the other and you will always see a difference in wireless speeds, different machines, adaptors and drivers will always shows a difference in wireless speeds. That is the nature of wireless connections.
If you really want to see an increase in wireless speed try going into the routers settings and change to the "802.11n Only"
mode. Check to make sure in "Manage Wireless Connections" that you are using WPA2 with AES encryption.
You should also realize that the wireless channels being used by your neighbors will have a huge effect on the throughput of your wireless connection.
Because of this you need to scan the wireless channels in your area in order to find a few channels that aren't being used by your neighbors.
Even after you change channels you need to keep checking as the neighbors will change channels causing overlap into the channels that you are using.
Xirrus WiFi inspector is a good program for checking out the wireless channels in your area. Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus