Strong Wireless Signal Low Transmit Rate

Discussion in 'macOS' started by covertsurfer, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I have been having a few issues with browsing being slow so I Option-Clicked Airport and it says I have 86 signal strength but the Transmit Rate is 18.

    Any reasons for that and can I do anything about it?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    How many wifi signals are in range ESP on the same channel.
     
  4. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is only 1 wifi which is mine and maybe another.

    My router is a Netgear DG834G
     
  5. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On iMac Airport Menu it says RSSI = -87 and Macbook RSSI = -74

    Which is better

    The Macbook has a better Transmit Rate than the iMac
     
  6. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I sussed that the lower the RSSI the better and the higher the Transmit Rate the better.

    I just tested it and I think its partly router partly iMac. I put the router right next to the router and I got full Transmit Rate but the RSSI was still -52. I would of thought that would be nearer zero.

    So ideally the router needs to be closer but is there something wrong with my Airport seeing as it was still -52 when touching the router?
     

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