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    Just had my internet connection at home upgraded to 40+Mbps and had a new Wireless N router at the same time to replace my old 54G one.

    My laptop has a card which is A/G/N and my router is setup for N.

    However, in Windows 7 on my laptop I only seem to be connecting at 54G.

    The status of the connection says the Radio Type is 802..11n, but when I look at the speed of the connection it says 54 Mbps.

    Not sure then why I am only getting 54.

    Finally I checked the adapter settings - it is an Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN (in a Dell Latitude notebook) - settings are:

    802.11n Channel Width for band 5.2 = Auto
    802.11n Mode = Enabled
    Ad Hoc Channel 802.11a = 36
    Ad Hoc Channel 802.11b/g = 1
    Ad Hoc Default Wireless Mode = 80211b/g (only other option is 802.11a)
    Ad Hoc Power Management = Disabled
    Ad Hoc QoS Mode = WMM Disabled
    Fat Channel Intolerant = Disabled
    Mixed Mode Protection = CTS-to-self Enabled (only other option is RTS/CTS Enabled)
    Roaming Aggressiveness = Medium
    Throughput Enhancement = Disabled
    Transmit Power = Highest
    Wireless Mode = 802.11a/b/g (there are other options for this but none with n)

    My wife's laptop with an Intel WiFi AGN card also does exactly the same.

    I have updated the drivers with the latest available and no change.

    I am not using Intel's software to manage the WiFi (I don't have it installed), and instead I am allowing Windows 7 to manage the WiFi.

    Any advice much appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: WiFi N Speed Query

    Have you tested your connection speed using a cable to the router?

    Anyway, I saw this and thought it might be useful.
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    • #3
      Re: WiFi N Speed Query

      Originally posted by Blood View Post
      Have you tested your connection speed using a cable to the router?

      Anyway, I saw this and thought it might be useful.
      Thanks for the reply.

      Yes, speed is fine when using a cable so it is the wireless that is restricted in some way.

      The link you posted is interesting and has shows a couple of areas where I may need to make changes so I will work through that this weekend.


      • #4
        Re: WiFi N Speed Query

        Changed my security from WPA to WPA2 and went fron 54 to 72Mbps.

        Still a way to go for the 150 the router claims, but better than before.


        • #5
          Re: WiFi N Speed Query

          have you tried your speed results with:

          1) only ONE wireless device connected
          2) the device right next to the wireless AP?>

          I ask this because Wireless is a shared media, akin to using a hub. So while it might be 150Mbps, that's shared. So you could have 10 devices, with an avg speed of 15Mbps
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          • #6
            Re: WiFi N Speed Query

            It seems I cannot better 72Mps even though my router should be 150Mbps.

            Tried just one connected device sat right next to the router as well as many tweaks I found online.

            At least I can get my full broadband speed though.

            I would like to get to the bottom of it at some point though!