"excellent" signal connection to wireless desktop, but slow internet download

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by jebarnes, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. jebarnes

    jebarnes Guest

    i have DSL, with a wireless router, WEP, and MAC filtering. I have
    excellent signal strength for all of my network devices (on a
    wireless-g network). When i test the bandwidth
    (http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/) on my laptop i get 2100-2700
    kbps. On my desktop (with 77-81% signal strength) i get at best 800
    kbps at best
    it's a fast machine, and i want the fastest connection possible -- any
    jebarnes, Dec 4, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    do all of your downloads run at that speed or just some? all downloads
    from all servers or all downloads from the same server? was this a
    1-time thing or is it consistent? do you get the same results when
    you connect desktop/laptop directly to DSL modem by-passing the

    rich, n9dko
    Rich, Dec 4, 2006
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  3. jebarnes

    John Navas Guest

    Switch to WPA (WEP is too weak) and lose the MAC filtering (which is
    trivial to bypass).
    Post a lot more details on the computers, OS, and network devices.
    John Navas, Dec 6, 2006
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