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#1 doresy

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:06 PM

We have several laptops connected to the same network wirelessly 54Mbps (not simultaneously) All are running Windows XP

All but one run at a speed of 54 Mbps. My big old laptop with excellent spec. only runs at 11Mbps with Signal Strength; Excellent.

Is this because it has a slower wireless card (internal) ? Is it just a case of buying an external PCI wireless adaptor card?
Windows XP Home....Netgear DG834G wireless modem/router....ISP- AOL.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:56 AM

11mbps is actually a really good speed. Just a question, did you do an online speed test, or are you getting your speeds from the icon in the system tray? Try doing a speed test with www.Speedtest.net and post the results

Edited by xblindx, 16 February 2009 - 07:58 AM.


#3 doresy

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:53 PM

11mbps is actually a really good speed. Just a question, did you do an online speed test, or are you getting your speeds from the icon in the system tray? Try doing a speed test with www.Speedtest.net and post the results


It's the connection speed between the laptop and the wireless router/modem - ie, from the icon in the system tray.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:36 PM

Do the speed test and post the results please :thumbsup:




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