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slow internet speed on wireless laptop

by lucky715 / June 11, 2007 6:58 AM PDT

I have a desktop and a laptop both connecterd to a Linksys WRT45G router. We have Roadrunner Supreme which is capable of downloads at 13 to 15 MBPS. The desktop runs mostly at 11 to 12 MBPS. The laptop runs at 11 MBPS if hardwired to the router. WIRELESSLY IT ONLY GETS 2.5 to 3 MBPS. I have tried turning off Firewalls, WEP, changing linksys channels, upgrading firmware, contacting Roadrunner and Linksys, all to no avail. Is there another Brand of router that gets wireless download speeds closer to what I should have? Or is there something else I can do? My laptop has an 802.11b card and I know that limits me to less than 11 MPBS, but 2-3 is an great deal of speed loss.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 8:23 AM PDT
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