|bod1467 on May 9, 2007 at 2:21:17 PM (# 1)|
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The Livebox is an 802.11g wifi access point plus router plus ADSL modem. 802.11g means 54 mbps (theoretical max). Maybe your USB dongle is only 802.11b specification? ( = 11 mbps)
PS - you do lose a bit of throughput speed with wireless. I have 8 mbps modem connection with my Netgear DG834G router. With ethernet connection I get 6+ mbps ... through wifi I get 4+ mbps.
Dan Zawobble on May 10, 2007 at 1:34:07 AM (# 2)
Thanks, thats very informative. I think I'll look into putting an ethernet card into my pc as long as its not too expensive and wire it up as its right next to the livebox anyway.
bod1467 on May 10, 2007 at 2:42:49 AM (# 3)
A PCI NIC you can get for less than £10.
For example ...
bod1467 on May 12, 2007 at 9:23:56 AM (# 4)
BTW - I found out that my RWIN value was way too small and that was what was limiting my download speed. I set it to the max recommended (search for DrTCP) and now I get no throttling though wifi. :-D
Dan Zawobble on May 16, 2007 at 1:46:16 AM (# 5)
cheers for the advice re. the card. There's certainly plenty of choice available...
Thanks also for the advice re. DrTCP, I'll check it out and pay attention to the RWIN value. WhAt made you think the value this parameter was set to was too small? Does the software suggest settings too (I can't check it out at the moment as I'm at work) ?
bod1467 on May 16, 2007 at 9:04:15 AM (# 6)
What made me think was that I partitioned my disk and installed Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 (linux distro) and did a speedtest. I got no throttling whatsoever, yet I has exactly the same hardware! :-D
A test via a website linked from DrTCP site indicated my RWIN value was way low. Changing it gave me back the 2 mbps I was missing. :-D