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54mbps wireless question

Q: 54mbps wireless question

Not a problem as such, just something I wondered whilst bored the other day.

If I had a 54mbps wireless router, with 1 client connected wirelessly, the computer would get the full 54mbps.
If I had 2 computers connected wirelessly, would both have 54mbps or would both ahve a throughput of somewhere nearer 27mbps?

As I said, just something I wondered about that may be helpful at a later time.

- Jack

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A:Wireless N only getting 54mbps

try releasing control from the application that came with the wireless device and turning it back over to windows, or vice versa, whichever may be the case. This is usually a application oriented problem in my experience and not a hardware oriented once (unless signal strength is an issue)
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A:Wireless Connection ONLY 54MBps

Just to make sure your wireless adapter is wireless N also? If so then you might want to check your wireless settings. I had a similar problem with mine. When in mixed mode it would cut my rate down to 36Mbps instead of 54MBps despite my adapter being G like the router. When I would set it to G only everything was fine. Maybe you're having the same issue.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Snakeshot

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A:Wireless question

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Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit
This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
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i donot understand your question
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A:pci wireless question

jimboy said:

Hi, I have a few questions about the pci wireless device. My cousin has a laptop on their house and she can get a wi-fi access free from the neighbor. They also has a desktop and paying for a dial-up internet. Since they have a free wi-fi on their house, I suggest they just buy a pci wireless adapter and install it in the desktop ao they can have free internet and faster.

The product I'm talking about is this:

And one more thing. Here is the device:

I know that is built for the purpose of laptop but do you think it will be best if I buy that compare to the pci?

Which one is better pci wireless or usb wireless for desktop pc?

And also, since they are just gonna use the internet for free, will the settings on how to connect the internet same with the laptop?

Thank so much. I prefer the USB thing but I'm afraid it might not work in desktop pc.

Please advise. Thanks so much!! Click to expand...

Since using their neighbor's Internet access is not sanctioned by the ISP, I don't think anybody here is going to help you on this matter. Sorry......

I suggest you read the forum rules.
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do you have any firewalls? what games are you playing?
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A:Wireless Question

I like your explanation personally!

You might show them the picture below of WiFi channel overlap. It should point out the fallacy of too many AP's in a small place.

You could consider 802.11a for the second network, it runs on a totally different frequency spectrum. You can also consider 802.11n, it runs on both of these frequency bands.

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Here two lists of choices from NewEgg.
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USB adapters:

I am using the TrendNetI 424 UB on an old minicase desktop without any problems.
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use ICS or Bridging - what windows version do you have on computer 2



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6 feet and wire is out of the question?

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A:Wireless Router Question

If your computer supports WPA, quit messing around with the less secure WEP.

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A:Wireless bridge question

Quote: Originally Posted by koch1ar

I have my router on the main level of my house and my bedroom is in my basement. Normally my laptop has 2-3bars of strength but if I'm lucky it will jump up for some reason. I have no problem with this, just some FYI for you guys.

Problem 1: Ps3 keeps timing out obtaining IP address. I can get it to work by plugging it into LAN then changing the settings back to WIFI. When I put my Ps3 bck in my room it will only maintain a connection for a few days then I need to repeat the process. Connection percentage is between 40%-70%.

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Thanks in advance. Sorry for the rambling, it's who I am, get used to it

Hi and welcome

that wasnt even close to rambling.

there are a few options. One is a reepeater (like a router but boosts the signal). If you are going to move the desktop then the "N" router should give some additonal strength and stabiliy over the a,b,g, router you now have.

The other thing I am wondering about is are you using homegroup for networking?


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Is it built-in wireless or an aftermarket network card?
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A:Wireless router question

Flea said:

I have a wireless-g network card but our house has a wireless-b router. Is this a problem? It's working right now, but the speed is really bad (the signal strength goes from no signal to very low). My laptop with a b/g card works fine down here.

If the b/g thing isn't the problem, the only other thing I can think of is this card has a very poor strength. It's a Netgear WG311 v3, anyone know if this is a bad card?

ChrisClick to expand...

It shouldn't be a problem. The signal strenghth comes from the router. You may want to try moving your PC around a bit to find the best signal strength in case there are some walls/floors interfering.
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Hi Guys,
I have a linksys Wireless-n router WRT300N.
I am using a sify connection with LAN. A friend form my LAN and i use software called RADMIN for remote administration.
The day i started using my Wireless router, he is not able to log into my PC but i am able to log into his PC.
I have ip address of and his ip address is
When connected with router my PC gets an Ip address of
following are the settings on my router.

I tried to disable all the security options but it was of no use.
The default port for RADMIN is 4899 TCP. Plz help!!

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You need to open ports for that Remote Admin to work correctly. It should tell you which ports. I don't use that software anymore, since you got it free with XP Pro Remote Desktop works much better..

Btw nice Pictures, more users should follow your lead
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