Recently I switched over to Comcast as my internet service provider from AT&T. Unfortunately Comcast installed a cable model which is not a wireless router, well it is not even a router. It can just connect one network device directly to the WAN. With AT&T the DSL modem had the wireless router built-in. Comcast apparently offers wireless router modems as well (or an external router) but then of course they charge you rent for that which I thought was waste of money, so I decided to get my own wireless router.
I thought, well, if I am buying a wireless router, might as well buy wireless n router. So I got the Trendnet Wireless N router TEW-652BRP which turned out to be a piece of junk. I was able to hook it up behind the modem and then hook up my desktop to it via wired ethernet cable. And I was able to configure it right so that the desktop was able to access the internet without any problems.
I then started hooking up my wireless laptops. The first was has a wireless g built-in and I was able to hook that one up without issues. The second one has a wireless n built-in and that is the one having problem with the router. That one is giving me anywhere from 100 to 300 kbps connections even though that one is supposed to be the fastest. Initially it was only giving me about 100 kbps but then I configured the router to do just b and g and not n, that allowed me to go up to about 300 kbps or so. No matter where I put the laptop in reference to the router, same floor, other floor, right next to it (a couple of feet away), not much difference, it definitely remains way under 1 Mbps. And for a router rated at 300 Mbps, this is a shame. So before I slam it back on Trendnet's face for making such a crapy router, I thought I should seek some advice on this forum. Please let me know if you have any.
Thanks for the response. I have already returned that router and bought another one. But that's just a g. The built-in wireless n adapter works great with it and it worked great with the old wireless b router that I had. It is a brand new HP laptop, I doubt if it is the adapter issue. But you never know