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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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First off, I'll see if I can get any help here before I go out and purchase something else.

I just upgrated my Comcast internet to the Blast, since they boosted the speeds to 50/10. I picked up a new Surfboard 6121 and using my current Linksys E2000 router. My entire house is wireless and consists of the devices below. When plugged directly into the E2000, I'm getting speeds of 55/15 all day long. When testing wirelessly, I'm getting speeds around 25/7.

Is there anything I can do to speed up my existing equipment? If not, what would you recommend for a new wireless router. $200 max...

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Your really not gonna get any faster with wireless. How far away are the devices? Closer you are the faster it goes.

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I'm pretty sure all my G devices should be able to get up to 54mbps and my N devices should be able to reach 300mbps. I know those are max numbers, but I would think I should at least be into the 40's, no?

I have good signal all around my home. Don't see much of a difference if I'm right on top of the router of across the house.
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I'm pretty sure all my G devices should be able to get up to 54mbps and my N devices should be able to reach 300mbps. I know those are max numbers, but I would think I should at least be into the 40's, no?

I have good signal all around my home. Don't see much of a difference if I'm right on top of the router of across the house.
You are likely running into channel saturation with the number of devices you are running + some interference from neighbors wifi routers as well.

The more wifi devices you run, the slower it will be for ALL devices. The peak speed numbers you quoted above, was for a single device on multiple channels. You will never see that speed in a realistic application.

Go here:
http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/

Download the inSSIDer and run it to find wifi networks. You should be able to modify your channels (and neighbors channels) away from each other to pick up speed / reliability.

Besides that, hardwire what you can. I'm up to 20 hardwired devices on my Gigabit network, which allows 12 wireless devices to run ok, and my network stays running when I have guests over with their smart phones.
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I think this has been discussed before. Get a good router and you will get the EXACT same speed as wired. How do I know? I replaced my old router with netgear n900 last year for $180. WOW, amazing speed and coverage. Since then better routers have come by, and the n900 is reduced to $150.

Believe me, do yourself a favor and get the best router you can. You won't be disappointed. Tcmalker gives you his money back guarantee. Better yet, grab one from bestbuy and try for yourself (return it if you're not happy). Heck, ill even let you borrow mine.
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