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by: MikeAanders February 19, 2013 12:34 PM PST

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Improving LAN speed (via WiFi)

by MikeAanders - 2/19/13 12:34 PM

I'm trying to improve my LAN speed (WiFi connection) (note this is nothing to do with my internet connection). All PCs on LAN & router are capable of 802.11b, g & n. The router is set to 802.11g (although it can be set to n or a combination of all 3). This should theoretically achieve 54Mbps up and down (in practice apparently expect 25Mbps). According to Totusoft's LAN speed test (described at):
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/la...work-speed
and also speed when shown in Windows (7) when transferring files between 2 PCs on the network I achieve around 10Mbps. This affects viewing of HD material when streamed from 1 PC to another (can get jerkiness). Why am I getting such a low speed and what can I tweak to improve it? I assume that if router is set at 802.11g, then individual PCs will recognise this and switch to the correct speed (if not how can I get them to do this?). Signal strength is excellent on all PCs.
Obviously I can use Ethernet but I don't want to be tripping over cables.

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