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|2010-11-06 12:01 PM|
Just to narrow the issue down...
- Make sure no other clients are connected to the wireless network (only one PC to test with). Turn off all other wireless devices to be sure.
- Put your PC right next to the router or as close as possible.
- Set your WNDR3700 to Wireless-N only, not Mixed Mode.
A few things to remember...
- The network can only operate as fast as the slowest client. If a Wireless-G client connects, everyone falls down to 54Mbps (though Windows may report a slightly higher link-rate).
- On 2.4Ghz, you should never expect to see 300Mbps. 150Mbps is likely the maximum link-rate you will see unless you live in a very rural area and don't have many other 2.4Ghz devices in the house***
- The further you are from the router, the slower the speed.
- The more clients connected, the slower the speed.
- The link-rate doesn't represent your actual throughput. Throughput will only be about 50% of the link-rate under the best conditions.
***The reason for this is Wireless-N devices have a "good-neighbour" policy. If there are too many other 2.4Ghz devices in the area, they must fall back to 20Mhz channel-width limiting them to only 150Mbps.
|2010-11-06 11:21 AM|
Originally Posted by BGY11 View Post
The funny thing is I have a small wireless environment scanning applet built in and my network is shown as running 130 mbps. By the way, I got my 65 mbps result from the icon in the systray.
Thanks for all the replies folks - this forum never ceases to amaze me. :-)
|2010-11-06 09:06 AM|
|Jake||Will jumbo frames improve throughput? I assume you are sitting beside your router when you test to eliminate any power or interference issues?|
|2010-11-06 08:46 AM|
You can also try going into Device Manager, opening up the properties of your wireless card, and changing these settings under the Advanced tab:
802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4: Auto
802.11n Mode: Enabled
Transmit Power: 5 (Highest)
|2010-11-06 07:44 AM|
I am in the same boat with my DIR-150N. No matter what I try, it won't go past 65.
My encription is set with WPA2-PSK (AES) but it doesn't change.
I also found a program called INSSIDER which telss you if you're using a frequency shared with someone else and I don't. I'm hoping someone will help us both!!!!
|2010-11-06 04:26 AM|
|Jase88||In addition to the above points, 2.4GHz is a crowded spectrum space. Bluetooth, cordless phones, other WiFi networks, etc. Unless you're living in a rural area, I would expect performance degradation to some extent.|
|2010-11-06 12:03 AM|
You may want to check your wireless encryption. Some methods won't allow the router to work at maximum speed for 802.11n.
On my WNDR3700, I'm using WPA2-PSK (AES).
I also presume you are referring to the speed Windows reports, rather than the actual bandwidth (since even with 802.11n, you won't get anywhere near 130mbps speeds).
|2010-11-05 10:19 PM|
2.4 GHz wireless n speeds?
Hey all, I think I'll just leave this here.
About two months ago I picked up a netgear WNDR3700 dual band router. Last week I got my laptop with n capabilities built into it, but am rock solid at 65 mbps and can't get any faster despite my best efforts. I realize that I can only utilize the 2.4 band, but I was expecting 130 mbps.
Any thoughts? My 2.4 max speed is set to be 300 mbps at the router.