OK WTF? Are you guys all plugged in or is anyone running a wireless Laptop?
Hold on, I'll do a speed test from my laptop. All of mine were from desktop, which is Gigabit to router/firewall.
On my 54G connection
Download Speed: 17774 kbps (2221.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 6788 kbps (848.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
On my N connection (104M)
Download Speed: 17855 kbps (2231.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 6759 kbps (844.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
That's saturday primetime in the city.
So I might be faster if I plug in?
in my case, i use WPA encryption on my router, and the encryption/decryption process sucks up some speed, as well as inherently slowing down lower power machines.
compare my posted speed to about 5Mbps downstream on the laptop, connected to the same exact network and cable modem..
I use WPA encyption as well. I'll have to try plugging it in. Thanks!
Is this with a leased Docsis 3.0 modem (which is the new service) ?
I can't get near that with my Motorola SB5101.
I get around 9 Mb/S down and 7 Mb/S up.
Last edited by akira700; 04-11-09 at 03:18 PM.
802.11n ,behind a firewall, running wpa2 and I am currently moving some stuff to my local NAS.
edit: the 6120 is what you need...
Last edited by ssg; 04-11-09 at 03:56 PM.
Ok so what things effect speed...?
Wireless router or not?
Type of encryption?
and service provider?
Am I missing anything?
Last edited by Doc; 04-14-09 at 09:16 AM.
The thing about encryption, it does cause some overhead on the bandwidth but if you're on an 802.11G connection at 54Mbps and your internet connection is 20Mbps, you're never going to notice the lost bandwidth that's being eaten by the encryption. If you had a 54Mbps internet connection you'd see some loss via the speed test. I'm running WPA2 and I still get great speeds.
In the context of internet performance, the physical link speed of the internal network is basically irrelevant as long as it's faster than your internet connection. One thing that can slow it down is QoS (quality of service / class of service) settings that may be turned on in your router/firewall settings. Also, a shitty router with a slow processor can slow things down while it's doing address translation and pretending to be a firewall.
But don't feel bad. I've got Comcast (formerly Adelphia), and I'm only getting about 4.5Mb/s down and .3 up. Pathetic. In my case, it's probably because my cable modem is like 5 years old or more.