Solved Wireless connects extreamly slow, unable to reach the web

December 2, 2012 at 08:17:09
Specs: Linux x86_64
vHello, I woke up this morning to find that I cannot surf the web anymore. I was able to last night just fine. I was wondering if anyone might have any thoughts on my situation.

my set up is this: Verizon Fios router(> Netgear gigabit switch> SMC router smcwbr14s-n3 (

the Fios router is has a build in wireless but is in another building and i am not within range of it. I have a cat 5 cable that run between 2 house's... the cable comes into my house and into my switch then to my SMC router (smcwbr14s-n3 ) that is running in bridged mode to function as an AP. I can connect to a lan port on the switch or router and connect to the web (im currently in a lan port now.) Here's the thing, I can still connect to the wireless, it's just so slow (1Mbs -6Mbs)that i am unable to get anywhere... I do have security setup (WPA2) an im going to kill that to see if it resolves the issue... but it has been working fine with the current security setting for the last 5 months, so i dont really thing that is the issue...

Any thoughts or suggestions...

it maybe time to buy a new router....

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December 2, 2012 at 08:20:24
Just nixed the security and reconnected to the router wirelessly but only connected at 13Mbs still cannot reach the outside world.

Actually I can see the router's home page, but i cannot login

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December 2, 2012 at 08:56:31
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ok so i was able to test my wireless connection with another laptop, turns out its not my router its my system... soo onto the next issue...
wireless again!! yay!
I was able to kick my linux box in to "g" only by using

sudo rmmod -f iwlagn
sudo modprobe iwlagn 11n_disable=1

now im connected at 54Mbs and can reach the interwebs.

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December 3, 2012 at 07:13:34
Personally, I would never use wireless when I could use a wired solution. You wouldn't get these kinds of headaches from wired and, even on it's worst day, wired always outperforms wireless which is inherently insecure and susceptible to lag and latency.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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