Measuring Speed of Wireless vs. Ethernet cable
Posted on 2010-11-13
First of all, THANKS IN ADVANCE for any help !!
My wireless connection seems to be significantly slower than when I plug in the Ethernet Cable.
I measure it using SPEEDTEST.NET and the wireless speed reads about 10% of the Wired Speed. Netgear tells me that SPEEDTEST.NET is ONLY valid for wired Ethernet connection, due to some "syncronous/async" dfference. So I don't even know if the wireless reading on SPEEDTEST.NET is a false reading, or if my wireles is in fact running at10% of the speed of the wired connection
MY QUESTIONS ARE:
#1 Is there a way to measure Wireless speed
#2 Would you expect your Wireless to run at HALF your wired speed, or 90% of your wired speed, or ?
DETAILS IF YOU NEED THEM:
Cable Service from Cox Communications
I pay for the fastest Internet service from Cox so hopefully they ate not throttling me
New DOCSIS 3 Modem (Motorola Roadrunner)
New Netgear Router Model 3500 (All is N standard including the PC's Netwk Adapter)