Wireless netgear 802 11n xp sp2 speed drops to 11mbps? Tags: Connectivity Connection Netgear Windows XP Wireless Networking Last response: December 12, 2010 10:56 PM in Wireless Networking Share beastwork December 12, 2010 6:52:39 PM I recently installed a netgear n300 usb wireless adapter to a siemens desktop running XP Home SP2. This is connected to a n150 netgear router b/g/n capable. On boot of PC, the speed initially clicks at circa 130Mbps but then gradually drops to 11Mbps. I cant understand why this is happening. Previous router / adapter used to connect at 54Mbps (g). Acer netbook and iPhone connect @ 54Mbps. Neither of these are n capable devices. WPA2-PSK in use for all 3 devices. Can anyone help troubleshoot why the WLAN connection wont connect any quicker than 11mbps? Minimal interference and distance between adapter and router is short Signal strength received is excellent. Would upgrading OS help resolve. Are there any hotfixes that would resolve? More about : wireless netgear 802 11n sp2 speed drops 11mbps Emerald December 12, 2010 8:29:04 PM Under the network card properties you should be able to configure the network speed of the network card to 54mbs and/or to G-only mode. beastwork December 12, 2010 9:01:34 PM WZC controls adapter and I have checked that it is open for mixed networks Can't understand why it initially connects at around 130 and then stabilises at 11Mbps? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Emerald December 12, 2010 10:56:30 PM try setting it to G-only and if possible set the connection speed to 54mbs Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBelkin Wireless G USB Adapter doesn't go faster than 11Mbps ForumDraft 802 .11n Revealed: Part 1 - The Real Story on Throughput vs. Range ForumWGR614 (WRG614) MA111 NETGEAR PROBLEMS WITH XP SP2 ForumWhich home router is best? Forum2 issues - slow transfer and disconnect Forum[Confused] Wireless Router ForumUSB 1.1 with 802 .11g ForumNo wireless access after SP2 ForumWhich router/port ForumPacket drops on wireless lan network ForumDIR-655 experience ForumWhich wireless router on vista 64?? ForumSP2 and Networking ForumProblem with Belkin 7011 wireless card Forumrecurring Netgear WGT624 router, WEP, and wireless problems ForumNetgear WGR614 Wireless Router: Intermittant loss of conne.. ForumBenefits of two wireless nics on a single laptop ForumVerizon Modem into Router ForumBelkin overriding wireless zero configuration ForumHow do I find the WEP/WPA/Security Key/Password for my wireless router More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !