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Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 13, 2013 4:02:20 PM


I have netgear WNDR4500 and laptop with Intel Centrino Advanced n-6230

Win 7x64 pro and all run at 54 mb instead of max 400+... please can some1 help me I'm fighting with it from a year +/- now and then and I just dont know what to do :( 

Thanks, bye.

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a b D Laptop
a b å Intel
January 13, 2013 5:31:03 PM

You must use the N only (or on your router "up to 450Mbps" in the wireless setup page), WPA2 security with AES encryption or you will be limited to 54Mbps. Note that old G devices will not be able to connect when you do this -- the cost of being backward compatible is being slow.
January 13, 2013 5:38:06 PM


I think that is exactly what I have WPA2-PSK(AES) + Channel 44 + Up ro 450Mbps 5ghz network everything else is not used as far as I know...
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a b D Laptop
a b å Intel
January 13, 2013 5:48:59 PM

If you are using the computer in a different room from the wireless, unless you have some significant interference issues, use the 2.4GHz band as it has better range than 5GHz. 5GHz is good for nearby devices and in a place where there are lots of other 2.4GHz networks on channels 1, 6, and 11.

How are you checking your wireless speed, with LANTest or timing large file transfers?
January 13, 2013 5:55:19 PM

Im looking at adapter status its say 54mb/full signal. (5 bars or so)

When I transfer 500mb file it goes at 3.3mb or so...
a b D Laptop
a b å Intel
January 13, 2013 6:05:45 PM

It sounds like it is at the adapter end, perhaps a new driver or some tinkering will correct it. Can't give you any specifics as I do not use that adapter.