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Wireless speed is 50% of wired speed. What do I do?

Last response: in Wireless Networking
April 28, 2010 3:39:15 AM

When I run a wire from my modem to computer, my speed is 100mbps, when I go through my wiress router, it is 54mbps. My Netgear wireless router claims to support 108mbps, so what gives? Do I need a wireless router that supports 200mbps to get 100 out of it? Or is the wireless signal always cut in half?
a b F Wireless
April 28, 2010 5:56:40 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of duplex wireless -- half the speed of wired (or more likely much less). I guess you haven't actually tried throughput tests or you'd see that the actual speed is far lower than the signal quality measure suggests.

Wireless is a convenience. If you want full performance stick with wired.

Or is the loss of speed even when you are wired via the router ?