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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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Default Why is my WiFi Slow?

I have an IBM Thinkpad T40, Windows XP Pro, built in WiFi g/b/a

I have Verizon DSl and Westel modem

Netgear WGM124 router

When I connect to the router via Eithernet to the router I get about 2.5 mbps measuring through infospeed.verizon.net

When I connect via WiFi I only get about 1.2-1.5 mbps. The WiFi status says I'm connected at 54 mpbs

Any thoughts o ngetting better throughput via WiFi?

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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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if you DSL is 3Mbps and getting 2.5 on wired seems right. now for wireless, latency of wireless and signal strength can change. getting full speed like you would on wired are not same on wireless.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:07 AM
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http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=26465
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: Why is my WiFi Slow?

I think the major thing is that with wifi there is lag.
Second there is a through put limit to the WAN side of every device. I don't know what the WAN throughput is on the WGM, so I can't state any ideas there. That device is kinda an old device... 3 years looks like. You may want to replace the unit. Or try something else to see if anything else is faster.

I just reread your post... you're going to see a speed issue with lag mostly, I think. It is still speed, but lag can cause a improper result. Connecting directly reduces the lag to practically nothing.

Is the results consistent? how many times have you ran the tests?
Have you tried any other speed tests?

the 54mps are, of course, for LAN speeds only.
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