weak wireless connecion

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  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

    cheekybobcat

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    I have a Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N router that is connected to a Comcast high-speed modem. I used speedtest.net a few times and when connected wirelessly, my download speed is about 850kbs-1000kbs and my upload speed is about 1500-1800kbs. When I connect directly to the router via ethernet, I hit about 11,000+kbs download and 12,000kbs upload. I thought that it might have just been all routers that slow down that much but I was at my friends house and decided to try it and got 9,000+kbs download. I tried connecting directly as well and hit about the same as when I connect to mine directly.

    If my speed was only a few hundred kbs slower than normal, I wouldn't really mind but 8,000+kbs less than my friends and 10,000+kbs less than when connected directly? That's just ridiculous. I'm not sure whether it is the router I have or what but I am hoping someone can clarify why it's so slow or offer a solution. Thanks.
     
  2. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Is there any interference, or anything that can cause it such as a microwave or cordless phone near your router? Sometimes those can cause issues.
     
  3. cheekybobcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah... The router is in the corner of the kitchen, a good 12-15 feet away from a microwave or phone
     
  4. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm. Call tech support, I guess.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  5. Drifte macrumors newbie

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