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Speed Difference

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Grafter
Posts: 61
Registered: 03-08-2007

Speed Difference

I've just been upgraded to the up to the 8MB service and I'm impressed. Only problem is that I'm not getting the same download speeds reported from my desktop with is cabled to wireless router (Belkin 7632uk4A)and a laptop that connects wirelessly to the same router.

Desktop reports about 6kbps speed and laptop about half that speed on a variety of speed tests I'm believe that speeds on both machines should be similar. Not sure if it's a router setting or what??

I'd appreciate any advice or opinion on this.

Thanks

Dave
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Speed Difference

Speeds wont be the same as the wireless can get interference which means it has to resend packets thus making it slower. Secondly if you have wep or wap on it has to encrypt the packets as well which takes more efforts.
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Grafter
Posts: 61
Registered: 03-08-2007

Speed Difference

I wasn't aware of all that and I do have WEP enabled so that accounts for it. Thanks

Dave