Hi guys, I am a new user here so hello to you all . I have a number of questions, I was not sure whether to put them all in "General" or spread the love around
Situation is we have just got BT infinity (Woohoo!) I use a linux (openSuse) PC upstairs (3 bed semi, not big, so distance travelled by the WiFi is only say 15m) the FTTC comes in downstairs, my familiy's Win XP PC is there. I connect via a USB wireless adapter, a hawking dish http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hawking-Hi-Gain-Wireless-G-S... (wireless g)
Also connected to wireless is an all-in-one printer/scanner.
The family PC downstairs gets good DL speeds, with the BT tester often near the max configured speed of 37Mb (cabinet is AFAIK at the top of the Street, < 100m away)
Query is: If I boot my PC upstairs to my usual OS opensuse I get around 10-11 Mb download.
If I boot it to Windows XP I get 16-20Mb Can anyone explain why this might be?
If I upgrade to a wireless n adapter, would I get better speeds upstairs? Would the BTHomeHub default back to wireless g by the presence of the printer scanner on the network?
Is there a tool to measure throughput over the WiFi end alone?
When the engineer came to install he found that the HomeHub 3 sent was faulty, so he installed a HomeHub2. Am I missing any benefit? Should I contact BT to ask for a new HomeHub?
More dumb questions coming your way soon, I am sure.. Until then Ta for reading...