Low speeds over Wifi

deepak77

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Sep 21, 2012
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Recently i upgraded my broadband to a 16Mbps Airtel plan. I have a Wireless 54g ADSL2+ Modem provided by Airtel , its about 2 years old ( Manufactured by SemIndia Systems , Model DNA2011).When i connect my laptop via the Ethernet cable directly to the modem, and run speedtest.net , i get the promised speed of 16Mbps.But when connecting via Wifi , the maximum speed i see is 8-10Mbps.Wondering why is that so? I tried fiddling around with some of the advanced settings on the Modem like 54g Rate, multicast rate, XPress™ Technology, 54g Mode..etc , yet the max i can hit is 8Mbps over Wifi.My laptop is the only device connected , and i dont have any cordless phones/microwaves that can interfere. I even changed the channel from 1 to 11, but in vain.
 

x720

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I guess the router just doesnt have enough throughput. What value does the connection properties window show ?
 

dragon5677

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There's always a loss with wifi, especially the older ones with less throughput.
 


deepak77

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Sep 21, 2012
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Probably thats right, because i used to get the speeds on Wifi when i was on a 4Mbps plan . After the upgrade to the 16Mbps plan , the max i get over Wifi is 10 Mbps , and this is when my laptop is sitting right near the router and there are no avenues for interference as well. I am going to get a 802.11n Wifi router and connect it to the existing one after disabling its wifi.