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Windows 7: Wireless Router G vs N Speed Question

04 Mar 2013   #1
Credible01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Wireless Router G vs N Speed Question

I currently have a linksys wrt54g router for many many years already.



My linksys wrt54g is still pretty good for my laptop that works good with the wireless. However, when i download something big. it rarely goes over 200kbps on the laptop to download something. But when i download something on my desktop it always goes at least 500kbps. Sometimes it goes 800kbps and 1mbps when downloading when im looking at the download speed when its downloading. I'm not sure if my letters are right with the kbps or mbps but i think you know what i mean.


Is this b/c my desktop is wired which is why download speed is so fast?


Also is it because my linksys router is a G router which is why it would never go like the speed of my desktop? I mean sometimes it does go 500kbps when downloading a big 100mb file but its rare and speed always goes back to between 100-200 kbps.


If one uses an N router on my laptop when downloading... would i see downloading speed go as fast as my desktop?


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04 Mar 2013   #2
jimpz

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Your wired connection is not "g','n', etc, it is Ethernet & either 10 mbs, 100mbcs or gigabit. It will generally always be faster than wired. If your laptop uses 'g' wireless, a new router w/ 'n' wil not (necessarily) be faster.. the laptop will only work at 'n' speeds..
The speed, however can be affwected by distance, or obstacles(walls, appliances etc) between you and the router.
Also, check is the software on your router or laptop lets you use different channels in wireless. Using a less crwoded channel may help your performance. (if you have an android phone or tablet, there is an app that will tell you the best channel)

JimPz
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04 Mar 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

There is an app you could download to your laptop called SSIDer

SSIDer
download
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04 Mar 2013   #4
Credible01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

hi whats the purpose of the ssider?
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04 Mar 2013   #5
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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04 Mar 2013   #6
Credible01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just saw the video. I'm still confused...
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04 Mar 2013   #7
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What channel is your wifi on ? Login to your linksys router and it will tell u . Change it to 9
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04 Mar 2013   #8
Credible01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Its on G only and Channel 11.


I have used only channel 1, 6 and 11.
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04 Mar 2013   #9
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Can you change it to 9 . Channel 1 and 11 are common . A lot of people use those . I bet even your neighbors wifi channel is 11
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