Wireless bandwidth is Lower than subscribed bandwidth
Posted on 2006-04-22
I've been trying to find an anser for this for a long time so I decided to try asking again on here. I have Linksys WRT54G V5 54 Mbps wireless router. I'm running XP Pro on all of my machines. I have 5mbps cable internet. When I do a speed test from one of my wired machines I get 5 Mbps. When I run on from any of my wireless clients it always comes out around 2 Mbps. When I do these tests I have all om my machines off except the one I'm testing. I use 128bit wep and mac filtering. I have tried the tests with neither of these running and recieve the same results. I am testing this 2 feet from the router. The wireless client states that connection is excellent 54 Mbps. I transfered the same file between the same 2 computers inside my lan. Once wired, a second time wireless. The file was 550MB. The wired transfer took right around a minute. The wireless took a little bit over 6 minutes. So my question is if the router does 54 Mbps and my internet bandwidth is 5 Mbps how can I get my wireless client to use it all??