OT: Wired faster than Wireless?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Tim, May 26, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Hi, I have a DrayTek 2600 Wireless Router and when im downloading wirelessly
    im only getting 50k/sec but when i try the same site on a wired pc i get
    150k/sec. I am getting a good signal strength and can transfer at fast
    speeds internally is there any qos etc setting i need to ajust on my router?

    Thanks in advance

    Tim.
     
    Tim, May 26, 2005
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  2. check the MTU is the same on router and all PCs perhaps ?
    http://www.netmonitor.org/tools/ttest.php

    what speed is the internet connection, 150 kbytes/s would imply
    1.5Mbits/s. If the wireless speed has dropped to 1 Mbits/s it would
    only give you 50 kbytes/s so look at connect speed as well as signal
    strngth.

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, May 26, 2005
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  3. Tim

    Martin² Guest

    The wireless part only works in simplex mode, i.e. one way at the time, that
    slows things down a bit.
    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin², May 27, 2005
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  4. Tim

    Telephoneman Guest

    To be pedantic, I think you mean half-duplex. Simplex means unidirectional.

    Regards,

    Liam
     
    Telephoneman, May 27, 2005
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  5. Tim

    Ivor Jones Guest

    Actually, there isn't really any such thing as "half" duplex - it's either
    duplex or it isn't..!

    When I have a conversation on amateur radio using PTT, it is universally
    regarded throughout the AR world as a *simplex* conversation because it is
    indeed in one direction only. When I finish talking and the channel is
    clear again, the other user can use it unidirectionally in the other
    direction (!) to talk to me. It's still simplex as only one direction is
    in use at any one time.

    A duplex conversation uses two independent radio channels, one in each
    direction.

    Ivor
     
    Ivor Jones, May 27, 2005
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  6. it is in one direction *at any one time* which is not the same as one
    direction.

    Google for define:simplex would suggest my FM radio is simplex, as is
    the transmitter serving it (albeit in a different direction) because
    both can only do one thing - either send or receive.

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/s/simplex.html would suggest that the AR
    example is in fact half duplex, even if they choose to call it
    simplex.

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, May 27, 2005
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