Why don't the numbers match the performance?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by jtpr, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. jtpr

    jtpr Guest

    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
     
    jtpr, Nov 20, 2007
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. jtpr

    jtpr Guest

    On Nov 20, 10:22 am, jtpr <> 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
     
    jtpr, Nov 20, 2007
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. jtpr

    Barb Bowman Guest

    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/using/networking/expert/bowman_80211gspec.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 <>
    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

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
     
    Barb Bowman, Nov 20, 2007
    #3
  4. 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).

    "jtpr" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Nov 20, 2007
    #4
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Mike

    Coolpix: Times on pics don't match!

    Mike, May 4, 2004, in forum: Digital Photography
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    339
  2. mort

    Frame Numbers vs. JPEG Numbers With CF Cards

    mort, Feb 14, 2005, in forum: Digital Photography
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    620
  3. Breedo

    Re: Numbers and more numbers...

    Breedo, Dec 2, 2005, in forum: A+ Certification
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    566
    Breedo
    Dec 2, 2005
  4. Linda

    Re: Numbers and more numbers...

    Linda, Dec 2, 2005, in forum: A+ Certification
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    564
    Tom MacIntyre
    Dec 3, 2005
  5. fashion t shirts seller
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,577
    fashion t shirts seller
    Jun 13, 2011
Loading...

Share This Page