I have a wireless router at home. Its a D-Link I think a 524. Wireless g.
I get broadband internet from my cable company - they have a website which allows me to do speed tests.
I'm paying for 3 Megabit download speed. When I have a computer "Hard wired" to my router I get approximately 3 Megabit download speeds.
When I have a computer connected via wireless my download speed tests drop down to 300 K or so.
The connection strength to my router always reports as being "very good" or "excellent" with full bars. However, my download speed is still poor from the internet.
This is odd because a wireless G connection should give you approximately 24 Megabit transfer speeds (much higher than the 3 megabit speed I want for my wireless internet downloads)
I realize that if you have a microwave or other interference that this would be a factor. But I don't think this is the case here. my microwave doesn't run 24 hours a day and I always get poor download speeds.
My goal here is to get faster download speeds wirelessly -
Do you think that purchasing a new wireless router - say, a LinkSys brand one would make a difference?
Any other reason you can see that I might have slow internet speeds?
Are there any good diagnostic tests I can perform here?