speed up router

April 10, 2006 at 01:21:29
Specs: xp home, 2.2/512 ram
I have two computer sharing internet connection with a wireless pre N router.(belkin and wireless belking card)
and It shows in my computer on the system tray: Transfer rate 54 Mbits/sec on the wireless pc . I don't know the speed on the computer that has the router hooked up,and on the router manual says 108, mb/sec.
My question is: how can I get 108mb/sec on the computer that has the wireless USB connection? Any help will be appreciated.

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April 10, 2006 at 07:59:08
Well, first off the wireless card must be a Belkin pre-N card or else you wil not be able to get it to work. If it is, I'd suggest going to the manufacturer's site (or tech support for help).

In any even - it won't make any difference! Since the other computer is not using a Belkin Pre-N card and your internet connection is under 10Mb/s that extra bandwidth can't be used anyway. Even if the other computer was also Pre-N and both shoed 108Mb/s you wouldn't be able to use all that bandwith just transferring files between the two computers because your hard drives can't push data that fast.

Michael J

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April 10, 2006 at 09:24:12
108Mbs is kind of false advertising. You're limited by the bus speed on your NICs, the transfer rate on your hard drives, and data packet integrity over the wireless connection, among other things. It's really a compression algorithm that only identical Belkin appliances rated for 108 can achieve - and then only under laboratory conditions. As mentioned above you're never actually going to see it because all the other devices in the sequence have to be able to transfer data at that rate or higher.

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April 11, 2006 at 12:40:34
Jeez, any modern computer's hard drive can sustain transfer rates of 108mbps.

"If it ain't broke, upgrade anyway."

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April 11, 2006 at 22:32:09
Drive transfer rates depend upon contiguous files and uninterrupted access to the bus. You can't anywhere close to the maximum speed with small files and other jobs accessing the hard drive or system bus.

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