Originally Posted by Zeusdafreak
I have cable modem and a Linksys wireless router. I have 3 computers, 2 desktops and my XPS Gens. My router limits my connection to 54Mbps.
I connected one of my desktops directly to my modem and the speedtests were TWICE as fast. What are my options for utilizing my cable connection? BTW its always been this way. There isn't a problem with my connection. I just would like a faster connection with my XPS.
What is your routers maximum wifi speed?
If it is a turbo or super g router these will only work at their rated maximum speeds with the correct adapters from the same manufacturer as the router as they are often a proprietry technology to gain the speed boost.
As for getting full speed when you connect directly to your router(100m/bs?). This is because you are using a wired connection. The breakdown on routers is usually wired connections @100m/bs and wireless at 54m/bs.
What is your connection speed via cable router?
Even if you have a 20m/b connection using wifi g still gives you a huge amount of overhead as your connection to router is still faster than your connection to the internet.
The only real reason for wanting to boost your wifi to even higher than wifi g is if you are using files on your own home network(i.e media files,shared folders), a higher speed will allow faster access to these files, but unless your internet connection via cable is faster than 54m/bs there is nothing else to be gained by an increased wireless speed.