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Slow Wifi speeds

samperry209
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Slow Wifi speeds

Hey fellow plusnetters!
I have just got FTTC and I love it, However Im having issues with WIFI throughput.
On ethernet I get 4.4Mb/s easy. However over Wifi on my laptop I only get 2.5Mb/s. I got 3Mb/s ONCE changing the channel to 7 But Im just wondering what I can do?
I just recently ditched the 582n because Its cheap and nasty and got a WNR2000 but still the same issues... seems I lose 10 meg in speed over wifi...
My Cordless phone is near it but i still get same issue with it off.
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) chrispurvey
Plusnet Alumni (retired)
Posts: 5,369
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎13-07-2012

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

Hi samperry209,
Have you tried using inSSIDer to see which channel is best you use? - http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/
bill888
Seasoned Pro
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Registered: ‎18-10-2008

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

fiwiw, I presume you meant to quote 4.4 MBytes/sec as opposed to 4.4 Mbits/sec over ethernet?
In any case, what wifi card is fitted to your laptop?  
If it is only an old 802.11g wifi card, it will max out at around 26 Mbits/sec
samperry209
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

Yeah Ive got a Acer Aspire 5920 laptop.. wifi G card..
Yeah I have a 39 Meg line. Speedtests with the laptop highest I get is 26 Meg.
bill888
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Registered: ‎18-10-2008

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

What wifi card is currently fitted?  (Intel 3945 ?)
You may be able to fit a better card...
http://morrisoft.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/upgrade-aspire-5920g-santa-rosa-wireless-to-n/
Plenty of full height 5100 (512AN_MMW) cards (300mbps draft-N) on ebay pulled from old laptops.  Stay clear of any IBM/Lenovo branded ones to avoid issues.

gromittz
Grafter
Posts: 73
Thanks: 1
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

I have the same laptop and to get wifi n on it I bought one of these.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WN725N-150Mbps-Wireless-N-Adapter/dp/B008B7PZU4
Disabled the onboard wifi and its been reliable and trouble-free.
samperry209
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

I brought this jobbie http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270677613714
Hopefully it will work! cheers guys i mean it should do as its N
gromittz
Grafter
Posts: 73
Thanks: 1
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

Not the route I'd have gone down, but Hey ! For that price, well worth a punt  Smiley
samperry209
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

well it was peanuts
but anyway i borrowed a wifi N dongle from work and bamm! getting 3.9MB over wifi
and via wifi <a href="http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3005447431"><img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/3005447431.png" /></a>
samperry209
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: Slow Wifi speeds

I got the Intel 5100 card and its made a massive difference! thanks guys!