I have a Belkin wireless N router and my PC uses a dual band wireless N USB stick. My internet speed when hardwired is 30 MB but when connected using my USB adapter it does not exceed 15 MB. Is there a limit on USB adapters and is there a way to increase the internet speed here?
If you go over the speed limit you get a ticket. Lol , just kidding.
The wired connection is always going to have a speed advantage over wireless and the wireless because of the design of it cannot be increased. When you buy a wireless router and wireless adapter it gives you the rated speed of it and to increase it you need to get a different router and adapter.
The rated speed may say , up to 300 mbs for a regularwireless N and then they came out with up to 450 mbs but you have to have both router and adapter say they are rated for that speed.
If you want to get the newewst technology which is the Ac band , that will give you rated speeds of up to 1 gbs , but again you have to get both router and adapter that is rated for that speed.
I don't know of any cap just a rating for transfer speeds , as you can see by looking at the progression of routers rated speeds they are tryng to get the wireless speeds to be the same as wired and with this latest Ac band they have done just that and wirelewss Ac is now rated at the gigabit speed.
I do believe that if there was a cap and a way around it you would have no doubt heard of it by now.
I also know that if I had to connect by wireless I would have no trouble getting one of those Ac band routers and I will be keeping an eye on them and if I hear that they are going over the gigabit speed I'll get one even though my router sits right next to my desktop and is connected by cable.