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It all depends on the enviroment you're in. Walls, how far you're away from the router, and I also hear that microwaves can stir things up also. I have a phone that disconnects my wireless signal to my ps3 when it rings lol.
Anyway I noticed wireless will always be slower then hard wired (straight ethernet cable from router to source)
12-31-2010 10:08 PM - edited 12-31-2010 10:11 PM
change the wireless signal. you can do that in the router. open a browser, and go to http://192.168.1.1
user name is admin. and the password is most likely the serial number found on the service tag of your VZ router unless you changed it. Once you login succesfully, go to the top and hit wireless, then on the left basic security. then go to option 3 which is channel 1, 6 and 11 and are the only channels you should try.
So it will likely be set to auto, change it to 11 and put the check for keep settings even after reboot (Directly under the channel) and then hit apply.
after you hit apply, test your connection out, if you notice a difference, leave it like that until the problem happens again, and if it happens again, go back into the router, and try channel 6, test it out. and then finally 1 if the first two don't work.
Also take a look at page 2 of Actiontec's Wireless PDF File. It gives you some idea's with regards to position and orientation of where the router sits and how it can best be positioned for maximum coverage.
01-01-2011 02:24 PM - edited 01-01-2011 02:25 PM
OK i did channel change gettin same speed is this normal to loose 20 mbps cause wireless thats alotta speed and i did the optimizer also
As was mentioned earlier in this thread, ~22 mb/s is the best you can expect to see on 802.11g wifi. If you had a 100 mb/s hard wired connection you could easily be losing 80 mb/s...or more. The limitation has nothing to do with how fast your hard wired connection is.
It seems to me the solution for you is to move up to 802.11n. I recently did that. I bought an inexpensive DLink 802.11n router, disabled the router features in since I'm just using it as a wireless access point, and I disabled wifi in the Actiontec router. I now get the same speedtest results on wifi as I do wired: 43mb/s down, 32 mb/s up.
If you want faster wifi speeds you're wasting your time with 802.11g. In my humble opinion on, of course. 🙂