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My wireless is too slow

hello, i recently built a pc.
i have to use wireless since my rent apartment doesn't have cable.
i don't know what router does my landlord use.
i'm using TRENDnet TEW-623PI 32-Bit PCI Rev. 2.1/2.2/2.3 Wireless N-Draft Adapter
and wireless works but terrible.
actual max speed is 4.5mbps and wireless shows me 54mbps rate

is this normal or something wrong?
i want fast internet
please help me
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  1. how are you measuring the max speed?

    It seems that you are connecting to G router which is connected to a DSL or Cable broadband.
  2. i tested my speed on this site http://www.speedtest.net/
    so is the router bad?
  3. Did it use to be faster?

    I don't think the router is bad. It could be the internet connection that only does 4.5Mb. Or some other people doing gaming or video streaming.
  4. if i have my own router, the speed could be much faster?
  5. i have 3years old sony sz430laptop that has same wireless speed.
    i thought my desktop that has better wireles adapter should be faster?
    but it's not :(
  6. the slow link is the Internet connection
  7. i'm sorry but i don't understand what does that mean..
    so my wireless adapter is working alright?
    thank you for helping me out
  8. Best answer
    everything is working the way it should.

    the more people share and use the connection at the same time it might decrease the speed .
  9. ok thank you so much
  10. Best answer selected by fivlemon.
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