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slow download speed with wireless

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by mrthanhnguyen, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. mrthanhnguyen

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    I live in an apartment in Auburn,AL. When I plug a power cord directly from a wall to my laptop. I got 60 mbps download which gives me around 7mB/s-9mB/s when download a file in mediafire .com. Now I plug the cord to my router netgear wdnr2000, so I can use wireless. But I got only 3mB/S-5mB/s download the same file from the same site with wireless. I need to use the cord from my router to my laptop if I want more speed. Is it my router problem?
     
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    i think its a power saving feature on your laptop.
     
  3. drdeathx

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    Ok, time to light a fatty...



    OP is the router sharing bandwidth?
     
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    use QoS if your router has it.
     
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    Probably you having a b/g router with max 54Mbps bandwith is causing this. On the network cable you get 10/100Mbits, thats more than the 60 you could maimally have. And the 54 on the wifi is shared between devices and combines both the upload and download data streams.
     
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    When unplugged your laptop will go into power save mode to obviously increase battery life. However, this makes it painfully slow.

    Try doing this: Go to Device Manager, Select Network Adapters/Wireless card, Advanced tab and turn Power Save Mode Off.
     
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    your router is n300
    your wireless adapter is wireless g

    get a better wireless adapter
     
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  8. mrthanhnguyen

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    my laptop has wiresless n adapter because its acer aspire timeline m5. Moreover, when plug the cord from the wall to my laptop directly, I got 60mbps upload, but I got 2 mbps after plug it in a router wire or wirelessly.
     
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    your router is crap most likely. get a new one and see if that solves it.
     
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    now you did not say earlier that the speed decreases even with a wired connection to the router, this leads me to believe that the fundamental flaw is with the router, try upgrading to the l8est firmware...
     

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