Wireless-N is supposed to be a good bit faster than G, so why not try setting the router to N? I understand that when the router spends time switching between B,G, & N, it can slow things down. Also what are the distances between the router and the clients? The closer they are, the faster the transfer rate.
I'm trying to improve my LAN speed (WiFi connection) (note this is nothing to do with my internet connection). All PCs on LAN & router are capable of 802.11b, g & n. The router is set to 802.11g (although it can be set to n or a combination of all 3). This should theoretically achieve 54Mbps up and down (in practice apparently expect 25Mbps). According to Totusoft's LAN speed test (described at):
and also speed when shown in Windows (7) when transferring files between 2 PCs on the network I achieve around 10Mbps. This affects viewing of HD material when streamed from 1 PC to another (can get jerkiness). Why am I getting such a low speed and what can I tweak to improve it? I assume that if router is set at 802.11g, then individual PCs will recognise this and switch to the correct speed (if not how can I get them to do this?). Signal strength is excellent on all PCs.
Obviously I can use Ethernet but I don't want to be tripping over cables.