RE: Wifi limited to 54mbps?
Before Vista I had 108mbps every day for the last 2 years without a single
issue. With Vista 54mbps. Nothing to do with conditions - it is Vista.
> Hi Rob,
> This router connects to the Internet via your phone line which transfers
> data at a much lower speed than 54Mbs anyway. If you check the website, it
> states "Wireless: 802.11g Access Point auto rate capable up to 108 Mbps".
> Notice the words "up to". The actual speed you will get depends on a number
> of factors - the distance between the receiver and transmitter, the make of
> receiver (I always recommend that the transmitter and receiver are from the
> same manufacturer), atmospheric conditions (being wireless they can be
> susceptible to the same sort of interference as ordinary radio) and the
> location of the devices in your home (mains wiring also radiates an
> electromagnetic field). All of these together will reduce the maximum speed
> (which is a theoretical maximum anyway). As long as the data rate from your
> ISP is lower than the connection between your router and PC then personally I
> wouldn't worry about it, providing, of course, you are not having data loss
> problems. For your information, I use a Netgear DG834G router that is
> connected to my PC via Ethernet at a rate of 100Mbs, although my ISP data
> rate is only 2Mbs. The only way to get substantially increased data rates
> from ISPs will be for the phone network to be upgraded to fibre optic
> technology. As it stands, the maximum data transfer rate of your ISP is
> governed chiefly by the last link in the chain, ie the distance that you are
> away from the exchange, the further away you are the slower the speed.
> "Rob" wrote:
> > I have tried with Netgear, Belkin and Edimax SuperG or higher adaptors
> > connecting to a Netgear 108 mbps (DG834GT) router but can only get 54mbps.
> > All the adaptors say Vista compatible. Is this a current limitation or has
> > anybody else managed to get faster?
> > --
> > Rob