Reported Wireless speed w/ repeater 7-9x Measured Speed

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Lance, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Lance

    Lance Guest

    This is my setup:

    Cable Modem -> WRT54GS wireless router w/ 100 Mbps wired computer
    -> WAP54G WAP in repeater mode -> WMP54GS wireless NIC -> wireless computer

    WinXP SP2. Wireless Zero Config is started, no Linksys software
    installed for the wireless NIC. The wireless computer is definitely
    connected to the WAP54G repeater and not the WRT54GS router (they have
    different SSID's).

    Network connection properties for the NIC reports the wireless speed is
    54 Mbps with 5 bars. But the transfer of a 61MB file from wired computer
    to wireless computer takes 60-90 seconds. I calculate a 6-8 Mbps
    transfer rate (eg, 61*8/60).

    I understand repeaters will halve the connection speed, so I expect
    transfer rates in the 20's or thereabouts.

    Can someone explain the discrepancy between the 54Mbps reported speed
    and the 6-8 Mbps measured speed?


    Lance, Oct 31, 2004
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