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Question home router, wirelss speed is too slow

New to the forum with a question in mind. I have a very basic wireless router at home (DLink DIR601, 150Mbps max). What I am seeing is that the wireless speed is slower than what it should. The bandwidth from my ISP is 8M. When I ran speedtest with wired connection, I can get between 7-8M. But most of the time when I use wireless, it can only get 1.5 to 2.5M. I have been messing with the setup for the router (WEP or not, autoscan the channel or not, which channel to use). I didn't set up any filter, pretty much the factory default at this time. The strange thing is that once in a while, my wireless speed can get to 7 to 8M (same as the wired one) after i changed and saved the router configuration, but I just cannot find what exactly made it happen. At one time, I though using fix channel will do the trick, but it does not. I just wonder anybody has heard or seen such issue (not necessary for Dlink) and what things I can try. Thanks much.
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We don't have any wireless routers hear but I wish we did
All the routers we have are for reworking wood..did you read the main web page.

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New to the forum with a question in mind. I have a very basic wireless router at home (DLink DIR601, 150Mbps max). What I am seeing is that the wireless speed is slower than what it should. The bandwidth from my ISP is 8M. When I ran speedtest with wired connection, I can get between 7-8M. But most of the time when I use wireless, it can only get 1.5 to 2.5M. I have been messing with the setup for the router (WEP or not, autoscan the channel or not, which channel to use). I didn't set up any filter, pretty much the factory default at this time. The strange thing is that once in a while, my wireless speed can get to 7 to 8M (same as the wired one) after i changed and saved the router configuration, but I just cannot find what exactly made it happen. At one time, I though using fix channel will do the trick, but it does not. I just wonder anybody has heard or seen such issue (not necessary for Dlink) and what things I can try. Thanks much.



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New to the forum with a question in mind. I have a very basic wireless router at home (DLink DIR601, 150Mbps max). What I am seeing is that the wireless speed is slower than what it should. The bandwidth from my ISP is 8M. When I ran speedtest with wired connection, I can get between 7-8M. But most of the time when I use wireless, it can only get 1.5 to 2.5M. I have been messing with the setup for the router (WEP or not, autoscan the channel or not, which channel to use). I didn't set up any filter, pretty much the factory default at this time. The strange thing is that once in a while, my wireless speed can get to 7 to 8M (same as the wired one) after i changed and saved the router configuration, but I just cannot find what exactly made it happen. At one time, I though using fix channel will do the trick, but it does not. I just wonder anybody has heard or seen such issue (not necessary for Dlink) and what things I can try. Thanks much.
Typically a wireless router doesn't run at the connection speed. I generally use the wired connection for more solid and faster connection when available and deal with the slower speed of the wireless connection.
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New to the forum with a question in mind. I have a very basic wireless router at home (DLink DIR601, 150Mbps max). What I am seeing is that the wireless speed is slower than what it should. The bandwidth from my ISP is 8M. When I ran speedtest with wired connection, I can get between 7-8M. But most of the time when I use wireless, it can only get 1.5 to 2.5M. I have been messing with the setup for the router (WEP or not, autoscan the channel or not, which channel to use). I didn't set up any filter, pretty much the factory default at this time. The strange thing is that once in a while, my wireless speed can get to 7 to 8M (same as the wired one) after i changed and saved the router configuration, but I just cannot find what exactly made it happen. At one time, I though using fix channel will do the trick, but it does not. I just wonder anybody has heard or seen such issue (not necessary for Dlink) and what things I can try. Thanks much.
Wow! 150Mbps. Faster than a speeding bullet. Sure hope it won't create wood burn.
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You need to uplink it to one of these.

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When mine runs slow I just plug it in...

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Actually, I have the same problem at home.

My son's laptop runs very slow on wireless while mine runs fast enough to stream video from Youtube and FineWoodworking.

At the moment we have a cable running between rooms (untidy)

It has been suggested that a virus checker or similar may be interrupting the flow.

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that was funny! i saw this post in another forum jajajajajajajaja, i love sense of humor
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Actually, I have the same problem at home.

My son's laptop runs very slow on wireless while mine runs fast enough to stream video from Youtube and FineWoodworking.

At the moment we have a cable running between rooms (untidy)

It has been suggested that a virus checker or similar may be interrupting the flow.
James: It depends on the band and your wireless adapter best your going to get on G is about 54 (56 is max) if your running N you can get 300, but both the wireless access point (Router) and your PC adapter have to be N, and some access points have a dual band N to get 600 in theory.
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My exposures slow way down when I set the photon router to f/256, as well.


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