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Old April 9th, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

Don't forget you're talking about two different things wired which does work and wireless which is slower. The whole reason for fast ISP is so multiple users can surf or download simultaneously without slowing down.

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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

If you change to 18Mbps I bet wifi will be half of that

I would use USB wifi adapter if you can not find good price in half mini pci

Try look on eBay
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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

Thanks for the advice. I think we will stick with the 30Mbps because the price difference on the promotion was not great and it may drop further on wifi if we downgrade further. That is also a good point about the USB adapter...I didn't think of that.

We like the new provider (SureWest) but their decision to lock down the router seems to cause more problems than it prevents. When I tried to setup our wireless printers, I found that the 18-character Network Key hard-coded into the router is too long for the printers (new ones) to accept! I contacted SureWest but their tech support said they can't change the Network Key, and all they could suggest was for me to come to their office and "rummage around" to see if they have a router with a shorter Key. Oh boy.

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Old April 11th, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

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That is also a good point about the USB adapter...I didn't think of that.
USB dongle are not always comes in small size and some do small has penny so when it placed you wouldn't have to worry about sticking..
http://www.netgear.com/home/products.../WNA1000M.aspx

this only support 150Mbps but for internet needs this may work but otherwise this is what you may be interested

http://www.netgear.com/home/products...A4100.aspx#two
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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

Thanks for the info on the USB adapters. Will that little N150 actually be able to take advantage of my full 30Mbps internet connection over wireless?
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Why not... N150 is 150Mbps max and your internet is 30Mbps.
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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

That's interesting. I have the exact same speed issues with my SureWest WND3800 w/ 30 Mb service. When I had 18 Mb service I had the full 18 up and down and after upgrading to 30 Mb I get under 18 Mb down and around 22 Mb up. The difference is that I am getting the slow speeds with a completely WIRED connection! I am quite disappointed.

I called SureWest and they told me that you can expect a 50% bandwidth drop with the use of any router, even if it's a wired connection. Sounds like mallarky to me. I have yet to test the speed with the router bypassed, but I plan on trying that tonight.
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Default Re: Speed drops by 50% with WNDR3800 wireless

Your Surewest ISP had no idea what they are talking about.
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