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    Okay, does anyone here have any experience with wireless N? I am getting pure SHIT download speeds, and I have no idea why. I've gone through 3 different wireless N routers, all with the same results. Using the internet is blazing fast. Speed tests (speedtest.com) are through the roof. Ping is ridiculously low when gaming... But download speeds are sub-100kb/s. No matter where I'm downloading from or what I'm downloading, its always below 100, and I have no idea why. The router is broadcasting at 270mbps and my N card is picking it up at 216mbps, and everything else is as fast as I expected it to be, but my download speeds are just horrid. Does anyone know why this is? With my peice of shit Belkin G router I get at least 500kb's on most downloads, and my speed tests top out at 2000kbps. Speed tests on this N router are upwards of 11000kbps. WHY?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srsinternets View Post
    Okay, does anyone here have any experience with wireless N? I am getting pure SHIT download speeds, and I have no idea why. I've gone through 3 different wireless N routers, all with the same results. Using the internet is blazing fast. Speed tests (speedtest.com) are through the roof. Ping is ridiculously low when gaming... But download speeds are sub-100kb/s. No matter where I'm downloading from or what I'm downloading, its always below 100, and I have no idea why. The router is broadcasting at 270mbps and my N card is picking it up at 216mbps, and everything else is as fast as I expected it to be, but my download speeds are just horrid. Does anyone know why this is? With my peice of shit Belkin G router I get at least 500kb's on most downloads, and my speed tests top out at 2000kbps. Speed tests on this N router are upwards of 11000kbps. WHY?!
    Okay, there is a major difference in a few things here. There is a BIG difference between 100MBps and 100Mbps. Often internet speeds are measured in megaBITS per second, and downloads on your PC are in MegaBytes or KiloBytes per second.

    Even wireless G at 54MBps well outpaces the speed of the internet. Your internet speed tests tops out at about 2000Kbps, 2000 Kilobits per second is about 200Kilobytes per second. That is your internet speed. Your downloads will range from about 100 to 180 KB per second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTroy View Post
    Okay, there is a major difference in a few things here. There is a BIG difference between 100MBps and 100Mbps. Often internet speeds are measured in megaBITS per second, and downloads on your PC are in MegaBytes or KiloBytes per second.

    Even wireless G at 54MBps well outpaces the speed of the internet. Your internet speed tests tops out at about 2000Kbps, 2000 Kilobits per second is about 200Kilobytes per second. That is your internet speed. Your downloads will range from about 100 to 180 KB per second.
    I understand this. Thats why this is an issue. Speed tests on my G router top out at 2000Kbps. Speed tests on my N router top out at 11000Kbps, yet I am seeing sub-100KBps downloads, slower than my G router when it chokes my connection.

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    To get your actual down speed of your internet, go to http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and choose the location closest to you, it will give your your down speed in kilobits per second

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    As far as it being slower then the G, do a firmware update. I upgraded my WRT54G to a WRT310N and I didn't notice anything different except internal file sharing at first. Then I got pissed because my internet seemed a little slower (youtube vids loaded a little slower, downloads weren't anything impressive). A firmware update helped a little and now I think its on par with the WRT54G as far as Internet speeds go.

    Good luck.

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