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Removing speed throttle from a router

Last response: in Networking
January 22, 2011 6:21:03 AM

My wireless router is slowing my internet massively. When I am hardwired directly into the modem it has great speed, but when going through the wireless router the speed dropps in half, how can I remove the speed throttle?
January 22, 2011 8:35:45 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.