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Audiboyuk
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Speed results with and without the ethernet cable

Hi everyone, I've had Bt Infinity option2 now for a few weeks. I get very good results with a wired connection on my laptop, but on wireless it's less than half the speed I get wired, surely I should be able to get much more?

 

I want to find out what ways I can get a speed increase on wireless, or is this result below normal for wireless?

 

 

 

http://speedtest.net/result/2650572323.png

 

 

http://speedtest.net/result/2650578592.png

 

 

 

 

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anthonyUK
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Re: Speed results with and without the ethernet cable

Do you know what type of wifi card your laptop has?

Mine has a regular Centrino a/b/g/n card and there is no difference between wired and wireless (70/20).

If you do have an 'N' compatible card it is set to 'N' mode and also is your HH?

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curiousfellow
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Re: Speed results with and without the ethernet cable

There are a lot of variations with wireless speed. These can be the max speed of your wireless card or adapter, the setting on the HH, where you are compared to the hub an how many walls there are between you and the hub.

 

Wireless N is the fastest (although the new ac rating is starting to come on stream) with b the slowest. So you need to make sure all your devices are on the best setting. Strangely enough, sitting right next to the hub to measure wireless speed isnt a good idea. The best speed is normally something like a few meters away. finally, if you have a wall between you and the hub, this will also slow the speed somewhat.

 

Lots of people think that if their wireless and ethernet speed is the same ie both say 100mbps, then both methods will deliver data at the same time. While this is theoretically correct, because radio waves propogate and vary, wireless will always be slower.

 

 

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sjtp
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Re: Speed results with and without the ethernet cable

It varies hugely with wireless depending on interference from other routers distance from Hub, number of walls and many other factors.

 

Install free inSSIDer (http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/)  (or iStumbler for Mac) to check for best channel and best positioning of router and computer for good signal.  HomeHub often works better on fixed good channel than on its auto-channel mode.

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Audiboyuk
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Re: Speed results with and without the ethernet cable

Hi i've no idea what a wifi card is, i'm not that clued up on this at all. And i'm not sure what N wireless is either. If you want to explain more so I can understand what your talking about. I called bt and they were useless on how to help improve my wireless connection.

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legitimise_sailing
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Re: Speed results with and without the ethernet cable


@Audiboyuk wrote:

Hi i've no idea what a wifi card is, i'm not that clued up on this at all. And i'm not sure what N wireless is either.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+a+wifi+card

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+wireless+n

 

 

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docbot
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Re: Speed results with and without the ethernet cable

I know you are just trying to help but this is a very poor and misleading technical explaination.

 

try

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi

 

ok - looks like the previous comment has now been deleted!

 

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