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Help with unbalanced wireless connection

Last response: in Wireless Networking
December 22, 2009 11:58:31 PM

Am getting a new Laptop and am concerned with my local (Comcast) internet access.

1.Follows are my testing results on my old laptop:
IBM Thinkpad, R60e
Celeron M 420 1.6 GHz
512 ram
60 GB 5400 rpm HD
1024 x 766 x 50 LCD
Intel 950 graphics.

A. Control Panel
Wireless Network Connection Properties
Packets- Sent Rec’d
18,508 6,316
B. When I go to
Testing showed: Upload Speed Download Speed
Chicago 7,811 kbps 1,943 kbps
Washington, D.C. 6,952 543

2.Are these lopsided results showing (I think not good) Comcast DSL
Service or are they showing (I think not good) Linksys 11a/b/g Wireless Lan Mini PCI Express Service, or both?

3. My new laptop is a: M17x Alienware
Intel® Core™2 Duo T9800 2.93GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB), Single NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M, 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz, 320GB 7,200RPM
New wireless is Internal 300Mbps Dual-Band a/g/n 2x2 MIMO.

4. I assume the new M17x has a faster wireless card, but I don’t know if that will even out / solve my internet connection speed, or even affect the inbalance at all?


Best solution

December 23, 2009 7:22:35 AM

I'm not sure I understand your point.

Most providers offer much higher download speed than upload -- that the most efficient way to use bandwidth when most people spend most of their time passively or actively downloading, rather than sending data.
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