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Standard User LetMeFeckingIn
(newbie) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:28:29
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Fibre when using Wifi


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Hi Folks,
Currently have general broadband. (BT).
I'm planning to upgrade to BT Infinity.

However, I always use Wifi in the house.
Am I going to see a significant jump in speed when using it over wifi?

Cheers,
Steve.
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:48:24
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Re: Fibre when using Wifi


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In reply to a post by LetMeFeckingIn:
However, I always use Wifi in the house.
Am I going to see a significant jump in speed when using it over wifi?
It will depend what version of Wifi you are using and how good the connection is. Some of the earlier versions operate below the speed of FTTC and it wouldn't take much to cause even a newer version to drop down to the point where it masks some of the speed gains from FTTC.

You need to find out what speed you're connected to your wifi point at. Tell us that and we can answer your question smile

Andrue Cope
Brackley, UK

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Edited by Andrue (Thu 10-Nov-11 18:50:46)

Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:50:44
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Re: Fibre when using Wifi


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Yes you should see a big improvement!

Fibre should increase your broadband connection (which is the bottleneck) massively...


Post your current connection stats if you want people to advise more smile


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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Nov-11 08:18:42
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Re: Fibre when using Wifi


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As Andrue says the broadband may not be the bottleneck.

If I had ADSL2+ even running at just 10Mb but was using 802.11b wireless then I would only be getting throughput of probably 5 or 6 Mbps - so increasing broadband connection would make no difference.

Also, again as Andrue states it depends on the conditions. If the router is in the living room and you are using it from an upstairs room then it is quite possible that the building structure and interference (from other WiFi or even household appliances) the throughput of 802.11g or 802.11n could both be reduced to a point where you could not attain the full speed of FTTC.

So, checking the actual throughput of the wifi is essential. Easiest way could be to just do a file transfer between 2 devices on the network - that would give a good indication of the real world speed of the wifi discounting issues of broadband bottlenecks.
Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 11-Nov-11 09:29:58
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Re: Fibre when using Wifi


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You post prompted me to check what throughput I am getting on my 40/10 connection via different connections:

On Powerline Adaptors:
23.59Mbps Down
8.73Mbps Up

Wi-Fi G
13.29Mbps Down
8.72Mbps Up

Wi-Fi N
36.65Mbps Down
8.75Mbps Up

Ethernet (Gigabit)
37.48Mbps Down
8.60Mbps Up

Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 11-Nov-11 10:22:11
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Similarly, here, on a wireless G set to 54 Mbps, yesterday immediately after a new modem installed, 17Mbps, just 2-3metres from the WAP with just a plasterboard separation. Wired, gives 32Mbps ...





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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Sat 12-Nov-11 08:49:14
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That is an excellent comparison. Shows up the problems with various methods of connection and why some people are going to be seriously disappointed with throughput when they have bought a fast internet connection.
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