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WLAN transfer speed error

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#1 xsoilx


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:35 PM

I'm quite new to the whole wireless networking experience so I hope you'll excuse my lack of knowledge. At work, I have a 6 Mbps internet connection, and generally use my desktop office computer. When downloading from the internet on the desktop PC, the transfer speed averages at ~500 kb/s. Now, on to the problem. Last week we got a WLAN network installed so I brought my laptop to work to test the connection. The wireless access point is only 10 or so feet away from me, so I didn't expect any problems to arise from low signal strength, and my laptop shows the signal strength as "excellent" and connects at 54Mbps. What surprised me was that when I tried to download any file, the transfer speed would not go above 50 kb/s (that's right, ten times the speed I get on the desktop computer). I haven't talked to the IT crew in my company about this yet, but I was wondering could it be that the transfer speed for wireless connection was somehow capped at 50 kb/s? If so, can it be overcome in any way?

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