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wireless speeds problems

by Kris-S / January 30, 2013 8:25 PM PST

hello, my problem is as follows, i'm using a G router as a relay for our virgin superhub which has crap wireless tbh.. when the router itself is set to B+G mode the wifi works fine for phones and stuff, but crap for my wireless adaptor, i get download rates below 100kb consistently, where as when i set it to G, the wifi turns to crap but i get most of the speed i would get if i was wired instead (20mb of the 30mb we pay for) although it's unstable

my question is simply this, why can't i find a middle ground?

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by Kris-S / January 30, 2013 8:33 PM PST

i should clarify, the wireless adaptor i'm using is a philips snu5600/00, it's specs state 54Mbps 802.11b/g yet in b+g mode it doesn't work properly at all

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Let's get this clear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 1:10 AM PST

When I see such things I change hardware. There are some folk that can't do that and I understand but here the shop charges so much that another router or USB stick is far cheaper than diddling with junk hardware.

For this I would "use a router as a WAP" (see google) to get a good WiFi WAP working.

Then if the USB stick is not working I'd get one I use that works better.

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by Kris-S / January 31, 2013 6:25 PM PST
In reply to: Let's get this clear.

i changed back to the superhub but it's even worse than before, extremely slow speeds (2 bars with the hub direct facing me from below) and i can't change the b+g mode as it's hardwired in, i can only enable a mode that changes the signal to N, tried numerous channels, changed from 54 to 144 and then 300, neither made a difference, changed security mode.. nothing seems to be working.. the only time something did work was as i stated the G mode on the secondary router but again that dropped the wireless connections often

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by Kris-S / January 31, 2013 6:27 PM PST
In reply to: hm

i've ordered a 30 meter ethernet cable for £4 so when that gets here everything should be fine but this thing is by far the worst "product" from the ISP yet, i hear with the way it's designed that the signal can only go as far as a house in distance, so technically i'm on the "edge" of the signal range, maybe this is why.. but still..

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30 meter.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 11:24 PM PST
In reply to: rr

I didn't see that detail at the top or I would have had a different answer. For speed tests you try this at 20 feet or about 6 meters.

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by Kris-S / February 1, 2013 12:50 AM PST
In reply to: 30 meter.

it's fine now, got the other router hooked up cause i found some settings that i didn't know about, mainly centered around putting the router's IP into the hub's DMZ section, then turning off wireless for the hub and a few other stuff, can still use the hub for wired connections and wireless seems more stable even at its 2 bars.. it's not dropping and i get decent speeds

the issue wasn't speed tests, it was the sub 100kb i got over wireless with the router and hub with a plethora of different settings and the wireless connections losing connectivity randomly, will still switch to wired when it arrives but for now this will suffice

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