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Wireless G question

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 13, 2011 8:30:59 PM

I currently have 40MB down and 4MB up, on cable.

When I run a speedtest from my laptop (wired) I obviously get 40MB. When I run it from on of my wireless G laptops, I get 20MB.

I have Cisco AP's that are G also.

Is there anyway to get more speed than 20MB thru the wireless connection? Other than going to N?


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a b D Laptop
January 15, 2011 2:17:59 AM

Wireless signal throughtout will depend on the location and the geometry of the surrounding environment. Also remember that signal from router is omnidirectional and can also suffer interference.
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
January 17, 2011 11:00:40 PM

Just to slightly elaborate on the above:

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.