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#1 11 years ago

both my computers are using windows xp home and are connected to a linksys 802.11g 54mbps router without connecting to the internet. when i transfer one file from pc A wirelessly thru the router to pc B which is connected via ethernet, the speed is only around 20mbps using windows network file sharing. pc A supports 54mbps with a perfect connection and pc B's network card supports 100mbps so why is it so slow? is there a way to tweak the speed?




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#2 11 years ago

No. Wireless networks are like that. The quoted speeds on your hardware are essentially pure crap. They're theoretical maximums that the hardware is capable of in perfect conditions. Add some walls, microvaes and other appliances, mobile phones, power lines and PC hardware and you're suddenly a long way from perfect.

PS - If you're transferring between PCs it will only go as far as the slowest piece of hardware, in this case your 54mbps router and PC A with it's 54mbps card. This essentially renders the additional speed of PC B useless.




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#3 11 years ago
heffer;3297157both my computers are using windows xp home and are connected to a linksys 802.11g 54mbps router without connecting to the internet. when i transfer one file from pc A wirelessly thru the router to pc B which is connected via ethernet, the speed is only around 20mbps using windows network file sharing. pc A supports 54mbps with a perfect connection and pc B's network card supports 100mbps so why is it so slow? is there a way to tweak the speed?

well i hate to tell you it is 100mb/s No... it is 12mb since it is 100mbit/s no mb/s




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#4 11 years ago

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, lewr. 108Mbps wireless hardware is pretty common.




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#5 11 years ago

Archaon has got in nailed on this one.

The only way you could even possibly come close to the advertised transfer speads is by placing the Wireless Adaptor next to the router.