Computer Help forum

General discussion

Linksys Router WRT54G Help!!

by jaamja / July 21, 2006 2:46 AM PDT

Dear sirs:

Two days ago we bought a Linksys Router Model WRT54G and since installation the maximun speed in our laptop is 11 Mbps.

We live in a two stories well built house, the DSL and the router are in the second floor next to our table PC. We use our laptop in the first floor.

We tried changing the router channels, moving the laptop around the first floor of the house but so far no use.

We would appreciate very much, any suggestions about how to improve the speed on our laptop.

Thank you.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Linksys Router WRT54G Help!!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Linksys Router WRT54G Help!!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Are you using 802.11b or 802.11g?
by John.Wilkinson / July 21, 2006 4:30 AM PDT

The router can handle both 802.11g (theoretical maximum of 54Mbps) and 802.11b (theoretical maximum of 11Mbps)...it sounds like you are using the latter instead of the former. First, check your laptop's specs and find out if it is capable of handling 802.11g...if not, there's your problem. The resolution would be to purchase a wireless networking card for it that does support the newer standard/faster speed. If the laptop is capable, check the router settings and see if it's utilizing just 802.11b...if so, you'll need to enable 802.11g as well.

Hope this helps,
John

Collapse -
Thanks John Answers.......
by jaamja / July 22, 2006 7:01 AM PDT

How can I find out about if my laptop can handle 802.11g? The router is set to 802.11g

Thanks

Sincerely,

jaamja

Collapse -
Check the specs...
by John.Wilkinson / July 22, 2006 2:30 PM PDT

If it's not mentioned in the owner's manual (should be, though) then you can go to the manufacturer's website and search for the detailed specs of your computer. With your connection maxing out at 11Mbps I'm betting that's it.

John

Collapse -
Thanks John. Question?
by jaamja / July 22, 2006 8:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Check the specs...

John:

I travel quite often and always use the laptop via wireless at airports and hotels with no trouble and at high speed.
Could the problem be our house and the way it is build?


Thanks again.

jaamja

Collapse -
It's possible...
by John.Wilkinson / July 23, 2006 6:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks John. Question?

Any physical obstruction could have a negative impact on the reception of the signal, and thus result in a reduction of speed. One simple way to find out is to take the laptop upstairs into the same room as the router and see if you get a strong signal and high speeds.

My final thought, besides an underperforming router, is the NIC in the desktop PC...if it's only rated at 10Mbps that would explain a lower speed when connecting to it.

Regards,
John

Collapse -
Thanks again for your help.
by jaamja / July 23, 2006 6:43 PM PDT
In reply to: It's possible...

Upstairs the signal is excellent and the speed 54Mbps.
We will try to get a different router.
Thanks for your help and your time.
We will keep in touch.

Sincerely,

jaamja

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?