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My "N" is slower than my "G"

Last response: in Wireless Networking
October 31, 2011 12:09:31 PM

I have two wireless routers on my network (why, you might ask - only because I can). One is a Linksys WRT54G and the other a Motorola modem/router DOCSIS3.0 combo. model SBG6580.

Using the speedtest at , same PC, same adapter (Linksys AE1000) gives me twice the speed on the Linksys as conmpared to the Motorola. Multiple runs, multiple days...

What gives?

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October 31, 2011 5:43:17 PM

Which wireless mode are you using? WEP, WPA, or WPA2

are you using TKIP or AES encryption?

I personally do not like all-in-ones and the SB6580 can run hot. I prefer the SB6120 or SB 6121 modems plus a router.
November 1, 2011 7:45:29 PM

On the Motorola, I have "N" with WPA2/AES. On the Linksys, I have "G" with WPA2 (personal) / AES. Seems to be the same or very similar?

The AIO seemed like it gave me everything I wanted: "N" service, DOCSIS 3.0, gigabit speeds. Sounds good, looks bad! Maybe I'll force the Motorola to"G" mode and see what happens then.