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wireless N speed

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:23 pm
by kruijf
My wireless give me a 72 Mb/s connection speed, but i'm using wireless N.
The speed must be 150 Mb/s or higher, how can i speed up the connection speed?.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:33 pm
by sagirfahmid3
Does you ISP even supply that high of a bandwidth? If not, then no.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:35 pm
by kruijf
Yes they supply that, friends of me have 150 Mb/s speed.
They have the same ISP as me, onley they use Windows 7.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:56 pm
by sagirfahmid3
What's the max speed when you are directly connected to the modem via a DSL line? Can you go to www.speedtest.net and verify you speed?

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:45 am
by kruijf
I'm talking about the connection of my laptop whit my acces point, not my internet speed.
But now i know my internet speed is not correct also i must have 100mb up and down, and it is now 30mb up and down.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:48 am
by AlbertP
If you have a 150 Mbps connection, the 150 speed is only theoretical. The true speed will always be slower - and you will only near 150 when you are very close to the access point or router. 72 Mbps wireless-N is not bad if there is a wall in-between.

Maybe you can get higher speeds with computers that have a 300 Mbps wifi card. If the signal is so bad that you have only half speed, a 150 Mbps wifi card will have 75 Mbps signal while a 300 one will have 150 Mbps signal. At least, if your router supports the 300 Mbps 802.11n standard.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:52 am
by kruijf
Ok its not bad thats true, but there is no wall.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:06 am
by AlbertP
What wifi card do you have? Please run inxi -N in terminal and post the output.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:09 am
by kruijf
Here is the output

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inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver: rtl8192ce 
           Card-2: Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet driver: atl1c 

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:14 am
by AlbertP
Ok, you have Realtek RTL8188CE wifi. That's only a 150Mbps card, meaning the actual speed will always be lower than 150Mbps.

Maybe speed can be improved by installing an updated driver. Please download compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 from here: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Downl ... he_tarball
After unpacking the downloaded file, please go to the folder where you unpacked it, and run this in terminal:

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./scripts/driver-select rtlwifi
make
sudo make install
Then please reboot and go to speedtest.net again.

Re: wireless N speed

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:30 am
by kruijf
The speed is the same as before.