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Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Sat 26-May-12 04:13:15
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Re: Wireless range extenders - usual to get slower throughpu


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The N part is the part doing all the repeating, and what's limiting your speed. So I'd say it matters more than what's in your laptop

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Standard User spd
(member) Sat 26-May-12 10:06:43
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Re: Wireless range extenders - usual to get slower throughpu


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Turns out that it's precisely what's in my laptop that's limiting my speed.

My iPhone sees no decrease when connected via the repeater.

So, pulled the Edimax USB dongle out of my PVR, plugged it into laptop and installed driver. Speed much closer to when connecting through the router.

All well and good, but the dongle seems to almost hang at times.

Furthermore, although my iPhone and laptop's inbuilt wi-fi will switch to the strongest signal automatically as I move around the house, the dongle won't.

SPD.
Standard User spd
(member) Sat 26-May-12 10:20:05
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Re: Wireless range extenders - usual to get slower throughpu


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In reply to a post by qasdfdsaq:
...Your repeater is single-stream, 2.4Ghz only, which basically makes it a 65mbps device, i.e. the lowest configuration available on 11n, i.e. yours will most likely be working at the lowest of these.


Understood, but as I (poorly) tried to point out, with a G device in the mix, it'll all be brought down to G speeds anyway won't it, even if it all was working at full pelt?


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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Sat 26-May-12 11:21:23
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Re: Wireless range extenders - usual to get slower throughpu


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In reply to a post by spd:
In reply to a post by qasdfdsaq:
...Your repeater is single-stream, 2.4Ghz only, which basically makes it a 65mbps device, i.e. the lowest configuration available on 11n, i.e. yours will most likely be working at the lowest of these.


Understood, but as I (poorly) tried to point out, with a G device in the mix, it'll all be brought down to G speeds anyway won't it, even if it all was working at full pelt?


So many people say this but I definitely don't experience this in my property. I have a mix of g and N and my wireless N devices still transfer between one another at around 50 mbps even with a G printer connected 24/7
Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Sat 26-May-12 18:05:11
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No.

G devices do not bring mixed mode networks down to G speeds. Why does everybody keep thinking this?
Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Sat 26-May-12 18:08:42
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Strange, if your laptop was getting "full signal" as you claim it was, it should have not been the speed limiting hop.
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