07-24-2012 11:40 AM
I connected my linksys router to my modem before bridging it. I then connected my laptop to the routers wifi and was only getting 20mbps as opposed to the usual 50+ while on the modems wifi. I noticed when I have the laptop directly connected to the router it gives me full speed. Is it worth bridging or am I not going to see much faster speeds over wifi?
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07-24-2012 09:34 PM
Which Linksys router are you talking about, as well as what kind of WiFi adapter are you running on your notebook?
If either end is 11g, you will not get much more than 20 - 22 Mbps wirelessly. Yes, 11G is supposedly up to 54 Mbps...but you will almost never see more than half that.
07-24-2012 09:37 PM
Whoops! Forgot to mention: Yes, you can run into all kinds of connectivity issues running through two active routers (the gateway and the Linksys router). Double-NAT is never a good idea.
07-24-2012 10:29 PM
Im using the E3200 and when I run the ethernet to my laptop from the router its fine but the wifi is horrible. It is 11n by the way. So if i called and asked them to bridge it would the wifi pick up you think?
07-24-2012 11:15 PM
It may well, but at any rate I would never use two routers together, that goes without saying.
Now, it also could be a matter of settings, but without the gateway bridged, hard to tell.
You did not say...is your notebook's WiFi adapter also 11N? This is important, as both sides of the equation need to be 11N capable
07-25-2012 06:23 AM
Here is something to try that has worked for many users (but not all). Certainly worth a try:
Go into your router's web page, and under media prioritization, make sure that WMM is set to "off".
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