Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

A question on Wireless speed(s).

Tags:
  • Wireless
  • Routers
  • Wireless Adapter
  • Wireless Networking
Last response: in Wireless Networking
Share
January 30, 2013 8:00:12 PM

Well, basically I'm with Sky broadband. On my account page with them it's stating that the router is emitting 17mbps download speed, which is fine for me. However, when I conduct a speedtest (speedtest.com), I'm getting 2-5mbps - I'm using a wireless connection by the way. The question is, does my wireless adapter from my PC have anything to do with it? You see, it's about five years old and not a particularly good one at that.
If I were to get a more modern, decent-er wireless adapter are my download speed(s) more likely to reach what my router is emitting?
Thank you for your time. Any feedback is appreciated.

More about : question wireless speed

a c 205 F Wireless
January 30, 2013 8:19:58 PM

It's possible that your wireless connection is not optimal and is the bottleneck. To check, connect with an Ethernet cable to your router and run the speedtest.

As far as a new router helping, that is possible also, but first see if you are getting the speed from Sky, then figure out if your wireless devices all support N with WPA2/AES security, since that is required to have a wireless connection over a maximum of 54Mbps, recalling that you will never actually get the maximum.
January 31, 2013 5:26:14 AM

RealBeast said:
It's possible that your wireless connection is not optimal and is the bottleneck. To check, connect with an Ethernet cable to your router and run the speedtest.

As far as a new router helping, that is possible also, but first see if you are getting the speed from Sky, then figure out if your wireless devices all support N with WPA2/AES security, since that is required to have a wireless connection over a maximum of 54Mbps, recalling that you will never actually get the maximum.


Ah yeah, thank you very much. I'll try that when I get back from school. Cheers buddy.
!