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Hey all,

If anyone could help me your advice would be appreciated and I would be most grateful.

I have a Netgear WNR2000 N draft router connected to a cable modem and I have the router set to 300 Mbps speed. All my devices are Wireless N draft (computer and Xbox 360) however, I don't get the 300m speed. My computer still says its connected at 54 Mbps even though I have a N draft adapter and have my N draft router set to 300 Mbps. My xbox 360 also has the wireless N draft adapter and I notice no speed change with this new "faster" and stronger signal router.

Admittedly, I am a complete noob when it comes to routers and their advanced setups, so I appreciate anyone and their advice. Can anyone help me or advise me with some setup info so that I may enjoy to speed I paid for?

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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:54 AM
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There are a couple of other factors that can cause the link rate to be limited to 54Mbps, if the encryption is WEP (use WPA AES or WPA2 if possible), and if the router has an option for WMM then this needs to be enabled.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:40 AM
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Mars,

Thanks for your reponse, I have looked at my settings and this is the encryption setting: WPA-PSK [TKIP]. Thanks for your help.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:44 AM
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WEP and TKIP encryptions can reduce the throughput to 54Mbps. You could temporarily try no encryption just to see if the link rate increases, if it does then look at changing to WPA AES or WPA2.
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Mars,

Thanks again man, I will try that a see if that changes the speed in any way. Thanks.
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I'm sorry. When I want to download lpc, my anti-virus program say there is a virus and I cannot download it successfully.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:58 AM
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Mars,

Your were exactly right bro, removing the WPA-PSK [TKIP] encryption jacked the speed up to 162 Mbps. It goes from 162 Mbps to 108 Mbps to 81 Mbps. It moves up and down but definitely faster.
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Mars,

The following encryption modes are available, what would you recommend?:

WEP
WPA-PSK [TKIP]
WPA2-PSK [AES]
WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]
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WPA2-PSK [AES] but of course it all depends on whether all your network devices support it.
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