by kelw1a - 5/23/12 5:50 AM
I recently purchased the Cisco E4200 v2 and a Samsung Series 7 laptop. The router is currently setup as dual band (mixed on both frequencies) yet my new laptop is very slow in comparison to my 5 year old HP laptop. The speedtest data seems fine but when testing actual download speeds between the Samsung and HP laptops, using iTunes as a test, the HP consistently gets 1.4+ mbps while the Samsung typically caps at 500 kbps. On occasion it will match the HP laptop but not often. Based on the HP laptop and speed test, it's not an internet issue. Another example is my home server (running Window's Home Server 2011) is very responsive on the Hp laptop while slow to respond on the Samsung laptop. Any thoughts on what I might check to improve download speed and server access speed?? Since we are on the subject, any way to determine which frequency the wireless card is running on?? My other devices on my network don't seem to have any issue although I'm not sure which frequency, wireless N, they are operating on. Any help is greatly appreciated!!