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How can I increase my wireless speed?


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#1 Pat(rick)

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:39 AM

Hello,

My desktop computer is using a wireless connection.
On my wireless box, it's saying that my max.
My wireless card connection can go up to 108 Mbps, but now, it's currently at 54 Mbps.

I changed the router to a new and better router (that give 200 Mbps).
My wireless connection on this computer is still 54 Mbps. How can I increase its speed to 100 or 108 Mbps?

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Another question: How can I know if my wireless card is a 804.11b or 804.11g serie?


Thank you in advance

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

To be honest, it probably doesn't matter, as the speed of your ISP's service likely doesn't saturate the bandwidth of your card and/or router. Very few people have internet that fast.

What is the model of the wireless card?

Note: there could be a setting in the router that dictates the maximum speed allowed.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

From: http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=471

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

Where in my computer can I see the 802.11g?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:14 PM

"in my computer" could mean a couple things, but either way...the Device Manager has references to it in some Advanced settings. Also, Speccy has the "IEEE 802.11 wireless" part, but doesn't specify the b/g/n/etc stuff.

Really the best way is looking up the part itself like I did.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 07:47 PM

You are right, it doesn't specify the b/g/n/etc .... :(

Is there a way to boost/strenghten my wireless signal?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

Login in to your router's settings and look for something like this:

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Set the rate/speed to the highest one (200, in your case).

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:44 PM

Thank you very much

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:46 PM

Does your connection speed show as higher than 54Mb/s now?
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

Looks like I don't have the password to access the router.

But at least I know where to increase it now. I will increase it once I get the password and I'm pretty confident that the speed will go up.

Thank you :)

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:18 PM

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