Broadband Transfer Speed

  audicol 20:45 11 Apr 07

I have got Telewest/Virgin broadband, with a belkin 802.11g high-speed wireless router. My transfer speed is 100.00mbps, yet my wife's laptop only seems to have a speed of 54mbps (wi-fi, connected to same router) Is there any way I can change the settings to speed her internet up a bit? Her laptop has an Atheros AR5005g wireless network adapter, with 802.11b preamble??

Any help will be much appreciated.

  De Marcus™ 21:18 11 Apr 07

Your router is a 54g type which offers a 54mbps wireless connection and a 100mbps wired connection.

This is perfectly normal presuming your connection is via a cable. Your wifes laptop has a 54mbps wireless adaptor and your router is also rated at 54 mbps wireless, denoted by the 'g' in 802.11g. Your connection must be via cable, which in your case (and in general) is faster than wireless, usually rated at 100mbps. It's a strange concept to anyone unaware to think that you connect at two different speeds to the same router dependent on the method of connection but that's technology for you.

All is well, and your wifes surfing and downloading speed shouldn't be affected, remember, most internet connections don't go above 8mbps, so 54mbps is plenty fast.

  woodchip 21:23 11 Apr 07

Note a 802.11b is slower than 802.11g Plus Wireless normaly is slower

  De Marcus™ 21:33 11 Apr 07

"Note a 802.11b is slower than 802.11g Plus Wireless normally is slower"

Yes it is, but in this case irrelevant as all items involved are 802.11g.

  woodchip 21:37 11 Apr 07

Not so note this

Her laptop has an Atheros AR5005g wireless network adapter, with 802.11b preamble??

  De Marcus™ 21:40 11 Apr 07

Yes, I'm aware of that.

Google the make and model, the preamble has nothing to do with the connection speed in this instance, it's a 54g wireless card, backward compatible with 802.11a/b. I suspect that audicol has seen this setting somewhere in his router and felt it neccessary to mention.

The fact that she connects at 54mbps is enough to dismiss any kind of 802.11b device in the setup.

  De Marcus™ 21:48 11 Apr 07

This should help explain preamble click here

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