Why is my wireless faster than ethernet?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by KrrSplat, May 19, 2011.

  1. KrrSplat macrumors member

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    Is it just mine?
     

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  2. SoAnyway macrumors 6502

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    What exactly are your hardware and software specs?
     
  3. nyukfui macrumors member

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    That's normal. Wireless N is having faster bandwidth than your 100Mbps LAN. However, in real life, you may need to discount more on the wireless and is usually slower.

    My Vaio laptop can achieve 300Mbps with Linksys E4200 router. With iMac, it should reach 450Mbps (@5GHz) according to the spec. Btw, I am still waiting for my BTO iMac with SSD :(
     
  4. KrrSplat thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought a 2.93 core i7 iMac in like october.
     
  5. Norphy macrumors newbie

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    What is the model of switch/router and wireless access point that you're connecting to?
     
  6. nyukfui macrumors member

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    And what kind of LAN cable that you are using?
    CAT 5, 5E or 6?
     
  7. krawfo macrumors regular

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    I noticed that your 130 mbps connection was for only 39 seconds while the 100 mbps was for 5:30. I've frequently noticed that download speeds decrease with time. I'm not sure why. It would be interesting to try both connections for the same time and see what numbers you get.
     

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