Hey guys, I am pretty confused and pretty frustrated so any help would be very appreciated.
It all started when I decided to pay more for comcast 6 Mb/sec internet connection...but I want this speed wirelessly.
My MAIN concern is that I am getting a new desktop soon and I will not have the ability to hook it directly up to the cable... it will need to be wireless:
1. How can I (if even possible) get the 6 Mb/sec with wireless connection?
Cyberpower is offering these wireless cards:
-- PCI wireless 802.11g 54Mbps network adaptor
-- LINKSYS WMP110 802.11G PCI Network Card
My current router:
Netgear Rangemax wireless router WPN824 v2
Will either of those wireless cards allow for 6Mbps (i know it says 54, but i saw in another post that this isnt really true always...im confused about all that)
Will that router work for what I want (its like 4 years old i think)
right now i have a dell laptop i use and i DONT think i am getting the 6Mbps with it's wireless on that router
i do not know what card is in this dell, but it was the best laptop they offered about 3 - 4 years ago
Here is why I am very confused:
I can go to Speedtest.net to test my internet connection on this laptop right now and it says my stats are this:
download: 6.54 Mbps
upload: 1.76 Mbps
BUT it also tells me this...to download each of the following it would take the stated time:
5 MB mp3: 6 seconds
35 MB video clip: 42 seconds
800 MB movie: 16 minutes
Why would it take so long to get those number of MBs when it claims i get 6.5 Mbps?? (shouldnt 800 MB be like 133 seconds ... just over 2 minutes?)
when i go to netflix and try to stream a movie, it often stops for a minute to let the load catch up or whatever (shouldnt speedtest.net number of 6Mbps let me at LEAST stream a movie without pauses??)
Ok i know this is a terribly long post with lots of questions, but i am SO confused and frustrated. I also really want my new desktop to have the fastest possible internet i can get. ANY help would be so appreciated, and i woud be SO greatful if all these inconsistencies and my misunderstanding to be explained.
Thank you very much in advance