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Wireless setup with Best through-put

Posted on 2011-02-15
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We run a custom application over our small 5 computer network. (1 server and 4 laptops all XP pro machines) we share out a small database with pictures on the XP "server"  currently we run cat5 cable into a switch and everything works amazing but we would like to switch to completly wireless and still achieve the same speeds. I connected an old linkys wrt54g wireless router up and everything works.. but very poorly. I am just wondering if there is any routers out there that till give us the speed and thru-put we need. I wouldnt mind even getting new usb card in the laptops we just can't run cat5. any ideas?
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To get the speeds closest to what you are used to on a wired lan, your going to need to look for a wireless N router.  But that will mean new wireless N hardware on the client laptops (if they are not wireless N).  As for the router configuration, running straight wireless N will give you the best speeds.  However if you have an legacy devices that require wireless G you'll need to set the router to broadcast both G and N.  Which will allow the N devices to be faster than the plain G speeds, but not as fast as running ALL N devices and broadcasting ONLY N.
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Security will also affect your max speed.  The best option for security and speed is to use WPA AES.  You can google that and you'll find the same info.  I'd also use MAC filtering in addition.
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