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Why don't the numbers match the performance?

 
 
jtpr
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      11-20-2007
Why is it I have such slow performance in this scenerio? I have a
FIOS connection, 15Mb. My system connected via CAT5 to the router
runs fine. But my wireless system in another room is very slow. But
the wireless connection (Netgear USB) reports anywhere from 24 to
54Mbs, but always in excess of the incoming 15Mb. Based on that I
would think the performance should be the same as my hardwired system.

Can somebody help me with this?

-Jim
 
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      11-20-2007
On Nov 20, 10:22 am, jtpr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Why is it I have such slow performance in this scenerio? I have a
> FIOS connection, 15Mb. My system connected via CAT5 to the router
> runs fine. But my wireless system in another room is very slow. But
> the wireless connection (Netgear USB) reports anywhere from 24 to
> 54Mbs, but always in excess of the incoming 15Mb. Based on that I
> would think the performance should be the same as my hardwired system.
>
> Can somebody help me with this?
>
> -Jim


More info. I ran a 2 tracert's...

Wireless system:


Tracing route to microsoft.com [207.46.197.32]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms Wireless_Broadband_Router.home
[192.168.1.1]
2 6 ms * 935 ms (router address)
3 4 ms 6 ms 4 ms P0-3.LCR-02.CNCDNH.verizon-gni.net
[130.81.38.64
]
4 32 ms 34 ms 34 ms so-7-0-0-0.PEER-RTR1.ASH.verizon-
gni.net [130.81
..10.94]
5 34 ms * 32 ms 130.81.15.30
6 59 ms 34 ms 33 ms ge-7-3-0-55.ash-64cb-1b.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.41.
61]
7 94 ms * * so-7-2-0-0.tuk-64cb-1a.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.34.5
3]
8 99 ms * 95 ms ge-7-0-0-0.tuk-64cb-1b.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.41.7
8]
9 95 ms 95 ms 95 ms ge-6-1-0-0.wst-64cb-1b.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.35.3
4]
10 95 ms 99 ms 96 ms 207.46.197.32


Form the hardwired system:


Tracing route to microsoft.com [207.46.232.182]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms Wireless_Broadband_Router.home
[192.168.1.1]
2 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms (router address)
3 5 ms 4 ms 4 ms P0-3.LCR-02.CNCDNH.verizon-gni.net
[130.81.38.64
]
4 32 ms 32 ms 32 ms so-7-0-0-0.PEER-RTR1.ASH.verizon-
gni.net [130.81
..10.94]
5 32 ms 32 ms 32 ms 130.81.15.30
6 30 ms 32 ms 32 ms ge-7-3-0-55.ash-64cb-1b.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.41.
61]
7 95 ms 94 ms 94 ms so-7-2-0-0.tuk-64cb-1a.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.34.5
3]
8 94 ms 94 ms 94 ms ten1-4.tuk-76c-1a.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.36.33]
9 95 ms 94 ms 94 ms po14.tuk-65ns-mcs-1a.ntwk.msn.net
[207.46.35.134

The glaring difference is at the second hop, which I believe is out of
the router (192.168.1.1). Why would this be?

-Jim
 
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Barb Bowman
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      11-20-2007
Wireless is never going to be as fast as a wired connection. What
Netgear reports is the data rate and not the speed. see
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...0211gspec.mspx

lots of things impact the actual speeds you see. distance,
interference, number of walls. mirrors, HVAC devices and appliances.
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:22:27 -0800 (PST), jtpr <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Why is it I have such slow performance in this scenerio? I have a
>FIOS connection, 15Mb. My system connected via CAT5 to the router
>runs fine. But my wireless system in another room is very slow. But
>the wireless connection (Netgear USB) reports anywhere from 24 to
>54Mbs, but always in excess of the incoming 15Mb. Based on that I
>would think the performance should be the same as my hardwired system.
>
>Can somebody help me with this?
>
>-Jim

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Barb Bowman
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      11-20-2007
Hi
Reporting of Network Bandwidth (speed) is one of a biggest travesty to
End-User consumer.
The number quoted are Not really the Numbers of actual transfer but rather
the theoretical capacity (or frequency of operation) of the Devices.
The actual traffic is grossly affected by the whole system and usually not
even close to the Number reported.
You can read this page for a frame of reference,
http://www.ezlan.net/net_speed.html
Optimizing the TCP/IP Stack - http://www.ezlan.net/Internet_Speed.html
Jack (MVP-Networking).

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news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Why is it I have such slow performance in this scenerio? I have a
> FIOS connection, 15Mb. My system connected via CAT5 to the router
> runs fine. But my wireless system in another room is very slow. But
> the wireless connection (Netgear USB) reports anywhere from 24 to
> 54Mbs, but always in excess of the incoming 15Mb. Based on that I
> would think the performance should be the same as my hardwired system.
>
> Can somebody help me with this?
>
> -Jim


 
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