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.
Wireless download speeds
Real world download speeds that is.
And wired speed is 35MB/s (BT infinity).
Bits vs Bytes.
nickthegun 64,292 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.
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.
Fake_Blood 5,068 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.