Wireless download speeds

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  • Leolian 12 Mar 2013 15:24:46 1,076 posts
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    Maybe a stupid question but, if I have a 54mbps wireless access point, should my wireless bandwidth go up to 54MB/s?

    Cause it's hovering around 4MB/s currently.
  • Leolian 12 Mar 2013 15:25:10 1,076 posts
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    Real world download speeds that is.
  • Leolian 12 Mar 2013 15:25:39 1,076 posts
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    And wired speed is 35MB/s (BT infinity).
  • Deleted user 12 March 2013 15:27:38
    Bits vs Bytes.
  • nickthegun 12 Mar 2013 15:28:24 58,907 posts
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    Im on a 100mb connection. I get 9mb down wired and about 3.5mb down over wireless when im sat next to the router, so allowing for overheads thats about right.

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  • Leolian 12 Mar 2013 15:29:28 1,076 posts
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    Cool, thanks!
  • Sharzam 13 Mar 2013 16:55:15 2,739 posts
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    First thing is your confusing bits with bytes. 35mb is megabits which is actually close to 4MB, four megabytes. As it is roughly a bit over 10mb equal 1MB.

    They advertise bits as it looks better-bigger. Second thing is that many things effect wifi speed, range, power, channel and inference all play a part. Real world speeds will never be as reliable as ethernet and we cant say exactly what you should get.

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  • Fake_Blood 13 Mar 2013 17:13:40 4,085 posts
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    It's not just an advertising thing. In general we talk about megabits/second for speed, and megabytes for storage space.
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