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Old 01-07-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Been all over the internet looking for an answer to why my network utilization and transfer speed is horrible on my wireless network. I am connected to the wireless network at a link speed of 270 mbps but only topping 12% utilization. I am trying to transfer a large file from my laptop to an external HDD that is connected to my router and only getting max of 40 mbps. I have a netgear 600N dual band router and a Dell 1505 802.11 Draft N WLAN mini card. I have checked for interference and it doesn't seem to be a problem either.

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Old 01-08-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Ok what happens if you connect to the router via a ethernet cable and do that transfer? Does speed improve or is still the same?

Doing the above will help us find out if wireless signal is a problem or not.

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if you have electronic device like Microwave Etc. between access point and your laptop might cause or some router not good with ISP
And also i have to tell your router might be issue.
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Ok when I connect via my Ethernet port the connection speed is 100mbps versus 270mbps when I connect wirelessly. The max transfer rate I got was 4.8 MB/s. I have obtained higher than that via the wireless connection but not by much (has hit 6.0 MB/s a couple times but not sustained) My Ethernet is a separate device under device manager as it is called Broadlink Netlink Fast Ethernet as opposed the Dell 1505 mini card. I have already ruled out interference, my RSSI is -36. I just bought the router last week so I do not think that is it. It is a Netgear N600 Dual Band WNDR 3400.
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And I just ruled out the network card. I have a linksys usb adapter and getting the same statistics...connected at 270mbps and only transferring at 4.8 MB/s.
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From my knowledge never knew there was an router out there that transmitted over 150 mbps.

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