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Only 3.5Mbs down wireless


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I recently moved into a new place and my wife refuses to allow cat5 to be running through the house anymore so I have to go wireless. I have a 2 year old linksys wireless g WRT54GS with the latest firmware updated, and Im using the WMP54G wireless PCI adapter. Im running no security on the router (just for while Im testing) and Im getting horrible download speeds. I should get up to 12Mbs down and 1Mbs up (advertised) My current speeds are as follows:

 

Wired cat5e: 7.8Mbs down 1Mbs up

Wireless: 3.5Mbs down 1Mbs up

Wireless succuredL 2.8Mbs down 1Mbs up

 

This just doesnt seem right considering a wireless G router can transmit at 54Mbs. . . Do I really need to buy a wireless draft N router or what? Id expect a rate loss on wireless but to be losing half my download rate wired is . me off. I know theres a problem but I cant find it. Any ideas???

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Sadly, that seems about right for standard 802.11g. My mum has to use wireless and gets about that much, as well. The only thing you can really do is get pre-N or equipment with MIMO, which is rather dear as it's new.

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