Router speed shows in tray icon

February 15, 2009 at 02:58:06
Specs: Win XP SP3, Duo 2 core 2.4 / 2G Ram
Dear all expertise,
I did bought a package with 802.1.1 G Router (2 antenna with MIMO) and a USB receiver. It suppose to be 300Mbps speed. How come the tray icon (bottom right side) only shows 150Mbps only? Thanks for all your comments...

I just brought a maxtor 160GB HD, but it shows only 131.xx GB when I run Partition magic. Any expert can help to solve?


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#1
February 15, 2009 at 03:40:05
I don't know what you are looking at but it is not Network speeds. The maximum speed for 802.1.1 G is 54 Mbs. For 802.1.1 N 100 Mbs. For a wired network 100/1000 Mbs. Where you got 300 Mbs for a wireless network I have no idea.

300 MBs and 150 MBs are more like the data transfer speeds of a SATA hard disk.

Stuart


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#2
February 15, 2009 at 06:36:10
Sorry, it should be the "N" router, do you mean the max speed of N router is 100Mbs? But from the product spec. it shows 300Mbps.... I don't understand but wanted to verify that is my connection has any problem causes lower speed.

I just brought a maxtor 160GB HD, but it shows only 131.xx GB when I run Partition magic. Any expert can help to solve?


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#3
February 15, 2009 at 07:14:39
I think you might be getting carried away with some sales hype.

The base speed of 802.1.1 N is 100 Mbs. However it is possible to combine two channels to increase that to 100 Mbs. To get 300 Mbs you would have to combine three channels.

In any wireless network the actual speed you get is always going to be less than the stated maximum. So 150Mbs using two 100Mbs channels seems reasonable, perhaps even 50 Mbs using three channels. You are never going to see the theoretical maximum in less than perfect conditions.

It should be remembered that the 802.1.1 N standard is still in draft mode and has not yet been ratified. Until it is, probably later this year, the standard is likely to change.

Stuart


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