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Title: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: skraeling on October 30, 2012, 08:08:59 PM
Hmm... My wireless download speed seems to be less than fantastic.  any ideas.  Or is that actually good haha.

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/2275843453.png)


my hard wired speed.

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/2275854893.png)
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 30, 2012, 08:13:48 PM
What are results when wired?
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: skraeling on October 30, 2012, 08:14:13 PM
check again.  had to walk to the other room :)
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 30, 2012, 08:53:36 PM
Heres my mac book pro on 5Ghz:
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/2275896495.png) (http://www.speedtest.net)
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: skraeling on October 31, 2012, 05:29:37 AM
I was on 2.4ghz.   Hmm I mean its not like 6mb down is bad per say.  Maybe ill try it on my wifes macair see if it does any better.
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 31, 2012, 07:02:50 AM
Well testing via wireless is always bound to be not greatly accurate. I know for my poor Mac Book Pro, all the testing i've done has probably worn out the wireless card. I'm looking to get a new card for it I think soon. I can connect a external AP to the LAN port and seems to get better results. At least on 2.4Ghz. I think as long as the wired connection between the ISP and the router should be well maintained since its the main connection for services.  ;)

Have you tested xfer speeds between your wireless PC/LT and say a wired PC set up with files, such as a file server? Should be good speeds there on the LAN side of things.
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: kargo27 on November 01, 2012, 06:30:56 AM
In addition to what Furry said, have you updated your wifi card's driver lately?  If not, do that and restart your computer and see if it makes a difference.
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: skraeling on November 08, 2012, 05:26:22 PM
ok heres post resetting to factory defaults and setting it up again.  this also seems to have cured for now the stability issues too

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/2295512801.png)
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: FurryNutz on November 09, 2012, 07:15:20 AM
What FW is currently loaded?
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: skraeling on November 09, 2012, 12:23:43 PM
1.02
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: FurryNutz on November 09, 2012, 12:32:59 PM
Let us know how v1.02 works for you. I know you have the fan cooler going too. Maybe at some point, you could give v1.03 a try?
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: skraeling on November 09, 2012, 12:44:18 PM
first rule of networking... if its stable... dont mess with it.  :)
Title: Re: Poor wireless download speed?
Post by: FurryNutz on November 09, 2012, 12:59:48 PM
Understand. I guess I'll take on this. I'll be picking up a laptop cooler today that Kargo recommended. I'll load up v1.03 this weekend and see how it works.  ;)