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Wireless Router Question

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#1 vancreef


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:07 PM

i have a belkin G+ MIMO wireless router and it is a 108 mbps router. a friend of mine gave me a USB adaptor which is also 108 mbps, but when i hover my cursor over the icon for the router it says SPEED=54MBPS SIGNAL STRENGTH=EXCELLENT. why is it only transfering at 54mbps? i have just purchased a new laptop and that is also only 54mbps. could you please advise me as to why this may be and if i wasted the extra on a 108mbps when i could have bought a 54mbps.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:32 PM

many of the 108mbps wifi routers require you to use the same brand of adapter in the computer

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:08 AM

Some routers also fall back to the speed that is most reliable. If for some reason you have a degree of interference the router will connect at the speed that is least affected. Also your laptop being 54 mbps may have created a choke point. Reset your LAN without the notebook and see if your bandwidth increases to 108 mbps. It maybe you have to upgrade your notebook to reach full bandwidth.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:57 AM

It may also be the result of the "trick" used to get 108 mbps (54 x 2) - and it may not be recognized by Windows (sorta like double pumping the FSB).

A test with and without the 108 mbps enabled should show any difference.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:10 PM

wish mine was like that i can only connect at 1mbps when it should be 54...

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