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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Feb-11 16:01:16
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My BB seems a bit slow today


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A bit slow to respond to web sites, tbb speed test gives download 2600Kbps, normally around 5100; upload is around its normal figure.

Noticed that the router (Netgear DG834GT) stats have one different to normal.
Download CS : normally 6150 - today it's 8056
Upload CS about its normal value

The LA of 45.5 down and NM of 12.3 down are about their normal values.

So why has it connected at around 2000 more than usual, and could this explain the halved download speed?

Tony
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Feb-11 16:28:23
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I've done some more tbb speed tests, yesterday's two tests download was 2950 and 2630. Today's two tests show speeds of 680 and 3140 (all Kbps). All web work is noticeably slower than usual.

This all compares with a pretty consistent 5100 up to 12th February.

The only difference from my point of view is that my Ethernet connected desktop PC is broken so I'm running on my netbook via wireless to my Netgear DG834GT. I wouldn't have thought that would make any difference.

Tony
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Feb-11 17:03:43
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Some more tbb speed tests this morning gave figures of 3000 & 1500 Kbps. Very variable to say the least.

This afternoon I decided to connect the netbook by ethernet cable to the router.

Wow!

Two tests since then give 6500 & 6450Kbps. So it's looking as if it's a limitation of the wireless link. I wouldn't normally be using my netbook as much as I am doing but as my desktop PC is in A&E the netbook is my only PC at the moment.

Ah well. I'm a happier bunny now smile - though mildly interested why the wireless should be so variable and relatively slow. I'd have though a WLAN could easily cope with broadband speeds.

Tony


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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 27-Feb-11 17:07:29
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I'd have though a WLAN could easily cope with broadband speeds.


only if it connects at a fast enough speed, 5.5M is a wireless speed that would give you 2M of throughput for example.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Feb-11 17:20:14
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How can I find out what speed the wifi connects at?

Edit: Just looked at XP's Wireless Network Connection Status and it shows speed as 54.0Mbps. Ample I'd have thought.

Edit 2: As an aside should I have both Ethernet and wireless connections enabled at the same time?

Tony

Edited by cheshire_man (Sun 27-Feb-11 17:25:26)

ISP Representative Eclipsestaff
(isp) Mon 28-Feb-11 16:51:46
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In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
Edit 2: As an aside should I have both Ethernet and wireless connections enabled at the same time?


Presuming that you're not using both wireless and ethernet, then both connections shouldn't need to be enabled.

Have you tried changing the wireless channel within your Netgear? (Normally found within the wireless settings).

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Mon 28-Feb-11 19:24:11
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Is wireless throughput normally less than half of connection speed?

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Feb-11 23:55:46
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The 'safe' figure is around a 3rd. i.e 54Mbps gives 18Mbps, although you should see closer to 20Mbps in perfect conditions.

I've seen a spike in eclipse pings this evening but that has returned to normal now.

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Edited by 5km (Mon 28-Feb-11 23:56:18)

Standard User john7
(member) Tue 01-Mar-11 09:03:30
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A free program that I have found very usfull for finding what other wirless netwotrks are overlaping with you is
http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 01-Mar-11 09:14:54
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It was running on Channel 11, I found 1 other wireless network nearby using that channel (most are using 6) so I've changed it to 9. Performance went up somewhat but not to the Ethernet level.

Ah well.

Tony
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