I have a Huawei HG533 router, which is sending a signal to a new Cisco (linksys) AE2500 adapter
in another room, which is connected to an Acer PC. However the signal strength (in bottom left corner)
is only on 3 bars, sometimes 2 bars, and the speed is 13Mbps.
I have just bought the AE2500 adapter hoping it would provide a better signal than my very old
belkin adapter, which is 802.11g - 54 Mbps. When I use the old belkin adapter, the signal strength
is at 4 bars, and is is nearly walways at 54 Mbps.
Does anyone know why the signal strength and Mbps is so low on the Cisco AE2500.
Points to note: I use WPA2-personal AES encryption on Windows vista operating system. The channel is on Auto.
I've changed the channels from 1 to 11 and still it doesn't change the Mbps much, and is always below 54 Mbps.
I've changed the signal for around from using, g only, to n only, and b/g/n, and still nothing improves. Infact the g only is the best channel. The only time the connection goes to a high level of Mbps, is when I change the changing settings to 'n only' and whilst it is saving and the screen loads, for a split second goes to 144Mbps and has 5 bars signal strength, but when everything is loaded/saved, it drops to either 6.5Mbps or 13Mbps, and it moves to 2 or 3 bars signal strength.
Is the cisco (linksys) AE2500 adapter a good one to use with the HG533 router, or should I use another usb adapter instead? Does anyone know how to get the signal higher than 54Mbps in 802.11n mode?
Many thanks for opinions and help on this.