I just did a speed test on both of my computers. My old computer with the ethernet cable runs about 11mb/s. My new computer is wireless getting a signal form the old one, and it runs about 7mb/s. How can this be? I always thaught you dont lose connection speed over a wireless network. Could down/uploading torrents be slowing my new one down? Any response is appricieated.
New comp specs:
Dell XPS 420
Intel 6600 Quad core
wireless G pci card (internal)
Windows Vista OS
Old comp specs:
Dell Inspiron 2400
Intel Pentium 4
Windows XP SP2
Also make sure your ports are forwarded (portforward.com) if you're using BT.
And if you can, try to use a wired ethernet cable (get a long one off ebay or drill a hole through your floor).
Maybe it's your ISP.
I tried the port forwarding. I must have did something wrong though as it still says my port is not fowarded well. I do have another ethernet cable that can reach the wall, but where would I hook up the splitter? Before or after the modem?
in my mind, i would think wire and wireless are totally different things. and for sure, wireless will slower than the wire. the signal strength, the resistor will make wireless signal weak and that makes your connection slow. plus you get the connection from the old one, then for sure the new one will slow because your new computer is taking the connection from other computer, so the old computer will divide some of it connection to the new one. and so, it become slow.
even you connect the wireless trough a wireless router, some of the router have same speed but most of it is different between the lan and wlan speed. and cable signal loss is not much as the wireless.