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mikeluke

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2008, 10:20:13 AM »
Twinfan - great post and really helpful - I have the same issues - flaky wireless bandwidth due to distance and brickwalls!

Will look at the homeplug solution

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2008, 10:47:34 AM »
So what speed you getting now ?

It won't help me cos I'm only on 2Meg but it may be useful for a couple of workmates

I was getting 19mbps download and 700kbps upload - pretty much exactly what I get when going via ethernet cable straight through the modem i.e. no router.  Between the two HomePlugs I'm getting 50mbps - so I've got a bit spare if my broadband speed increases in the future  :)

Mike - it's a great solution, I'm really impressed!

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2008, 12:51:57 PM »
if you've got anything metal (computer case, etc) in between the router and the laptop that will reduce the signal, wireless phones can mess them up too I heard

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2008, 08:54:11 PM »
hmm this homeplug stuff is interesting. I want a wired connection as its more reliable and faster than a wireless. When I go into wireless properties its 54mbps but when plugged straight into the router I get 100 according to the properties so it seems to be a huge improvement. My computer is really far away from the router though so wireless is the only option at the minute but I'm really interested in homeplugs now. Computer gas :P

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2008, 10:02:50 PM »
Though it didn't matter if your broadband is only 2Meg (or 6 for UK adsl)

Ofcourse if you have 20 meg cable and 10 wireless devices then the wireless would be the bottleneck

However for avoiding the dubious joys of wireless they are an excellent solution
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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2008, 11:55:03 AM »
Tom, are you sure that the router isn't giving 54MB/S and your actual speed is still as low as 20Mb/S

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2008, 12:03:15 PM »
Yep, you need to check what your broadband speed is Tom.  A cable connection is 100Mb/s and wireless of 54Mb/s is good, but if your broadband connection is only 6Mb/s it won't matter which way you connect.

I use www.speedtest.net via both cable and wireless to compare speeds.

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2008, 12:18:09 PM »
Ah right I see, I think our broadband is pretty cr@p out here living in a village, max of 2mbps. So if I connected via the cable, it wouldnt really be any quicker because its still being held back by the broadband connection rather than the way I connect to the router?

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2008, 01:41:54 PM »
Correct!

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Re: 20Mb cable broadband - full speed possible via wireless?
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2008, 01:54:20 PM »
We have an 8mb max here, seems fast enough