I have a netgear DGN2200 router with a USB port built in. I also have a WD External Hard drive,
When using the hard drive plugged directly into my laptop I get transfer speeds of roughly 20 mb/s,
However when I plug the hard drive into the router and transfer wireless i only get 1.2 mb/s.
Why is this?
Also I'm looking to get a USB > Ethernet adapter, would this increase transfer speeds wirelessly?
If not how do I go about increase transfer speeds?
I have a Wireless N router and Wireless N card, what i;m trying to get at is if I get a USB to Ethernet adapter would I see better speeds than 1.2 mb/s with the hard drive plugged directly into the router?
So the Harddrive would be plugged into one of the 4 gig ports on the route instead of the USB?
Probably... I have no idea how the router that you speak of handles the data from the USB drive. I would assume that it is at 20 megs per sec as a standard PC... but you can never be sure with those appliance devices. Also be aware that your "gigabit" USB adapter cannot be faster then the USB port its plugged into - in this case 480 megabit.
Even if you happen to have a USB 3.0 PC AND get a USB 3.0 adapter... I am fairly certain that the plug in your router is still USB 2.0. This will bottleneck the whole daisy-chain down to USB 2.0 speeds.
The odds of you seeing faster speeds on a wire the over the air are very, very good... Just don't be disappointed if they are not THAT much better.
maybe... Ive never used that thing before, so I cant really say if it will be fast or not. Why not just leave the drive plugged into your computer? or just plug it in to an always-on machine and access it over the network.