Why is the wireless part of my wireless router so slow?
January 30, 2012 6:58 AM Subscribe
Do I need to buy a new router? (boring details of really slow wireless performance below the fold)
posted by tkerugger to computers & internet (8 answers total)
I have a Netgear wireless N router (~1 year old), and 40mbps dsl service. Problem is, lately I can't get close to those speeds over wireless, regardless of device. Using my desktop, which is on a wired connection, everything works well.
I've relocated my router to make sure it's positioning is optimal, I've updated the firmware, I've done a factory reset on it and started over from scratch, and I've analyzed neighboring networks and selected my wireless channel based on what my neighbors don't use.
What now? Buy a new router? Currently, using my iPad, my upload speeds are faster than my download speeds...frustrating!
Recommendations for a new router? No advanced home network here, just a couple of smart phones, an iPad and a couple of laptops that all beg for faster Internet!
Thanks for the advice!