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December 29, 2010 8:13:20 AM

My Airtel Beetel ASDSL2 wireless router gives 4 Mbps Internet speed but 1 Mbps inter PC speed. What could be wrong?

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December 29, 2010 8:27:55 AM

Wireless is usually about half the speed of wired even with good wireless reception. You should try to optimise your reception and avoid interference.

1) raise the router above furniture level
2) Experiment with channels (some will work better or worse depending on your environment)
3) If you can detect strong neighbouring wifi, use a channel 5 stops away from strongest.
4) Relocate cordless phone base or video sender etc.
5) Be prepared to move the computer (or at least turn it so your body is not between the router signal and the wireless adapter's antenna.
January 5, 2011 4:57:26 AM

Thanks Fihart, but all these would be the reasons when I was also not getting enough wireless speed for the internet access too. The internet on wifi from the same computers work like a breeze! And internet is also on the same channel of wifi. It is just the PC to PC speed that is slow. Surely it is a configuration issue and not a wireless interference or wireless transmission issue.
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January 5, 2011 7:06:50 AM

But you are using wireless between the two computers ?
January 15, 2011 5:29:03 PM

I agree but I am using wireless to access internet as well. How can the internet speed be higher than the speed between the two computers if the bottleneck is the wireless connection?
January 25, 2011 1:06:42 AM

I guess this problem is a universal problem but the responses are so varied I don't know which ones to start working on. I surely don't believe it is a wireless interference issue unless the computer to computer channel is separate from the computer to internet channel. And by the way we have nothing near the desktop that emits radiations (except perhaps a TV). Anybody else wants to give any insights?