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21 April 2009 @ 06:32 am
I IS SMRT!  
Before leaving home this morning i paused the Burnout Paradise download, unplugged the ethernet cable from my computer and plugged it into the PS3 and restarted the download. It sped up by a factor of about 10 or 20, going from a couple megs a minute to about a meg a second. Is that at all normal for a wireless router?
 
 
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Coraacoraa on April 21st, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
I haven't noticed that degree of speed difference between my work computer (plugged in) and my laptop (wireless), but then, I've never paid that much attention either....
jon_leonardjon_leonard on April 21st, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Depends on the antennas, distance, wireless protocol, etc.

If your combination of distance and antennas is borderline, you can get very low throughput. For example, while my laptop gets acceptable wireless performance downstairs, my pocket computer is very slow if it connects at all.
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 21st, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
If it's a problem with wireless router it's strictly a problem with the router itself, not a matter of positioning, since it was sitting on the floor about two feet from the PS3 :)
Kirin: Skuld-computerkirinn on April 21st, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Huh. Yeah, when our wireless router (an AirPort) was moved to a room somewhat closer to the PS3, it's connection went from somewhat faster than what you were seeing to way faster than what you were seeing.