Recently I’ve switched my internet connection at home to 100mbit/s (optical fiber) and my old wifi router was only 54mbit/s (theoretically, but practically ~20mbit/s), so I got new Asus RT-N53 router, from specs it’s saying that it’s 300mbit/s, but maximum that I can get from it over the wifi is ~50-60mbit/s. I know that’s a good speed, but feels a little bit unfair… If I plug in my laptop directly to the network cable (RJ-45 without router), I’m getting 100-105mbit/s constantly.
So here’s the question are there any tips or tricks how should I setup router to get maximum speed from it?
I’ve exactly the same problem
Maybe try changing the wifi settings to use a different channel?
Also check what type of wifi card you have in your laptop, and what type is in the router (eg: a, b, g, n). You’ll probably need g or n in both laptop and router, along with no interference with neighbours wireless, in order to get high speeds.
If you sit as close to the router as possible, what speed do you get? It shouldn’t reduce the speed THAT much I wouldn’t have thought.
Get the absolute best router you can. If you went with a cheapy you gonna get some crappy results especially if you are in a condensed area.
Better late than never, I had a very similar concern. If you’re wondering why you cannot get to the wi-fi speeds you should be getting from your router, it is very likely (like in my case) that your network adapter is the one not able to catch 50-ish+ Mbps speeds.
Yes the router says 300mb/s but that’s with three antennae, 40mhz channel width, and no interference. Even then you have to factor in that the 300mb/s includes protocol overhead. The Wifi protocol is significant. It is the reason you never got 64mb/s with g even though that only required one antennae and much more reasonable channel width.
~50-60mbit/s is a fine throughput. I don’t worry about getting more.
If you absolutely needed more, there isn’t much more you can improve on the router side. Instead any practical improvements would have to come from your laptop.