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Old 03-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 30 megabits to router, wifi only 2megabits, Please Help

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum, i have a little issue with my router, it is only sending 2 megabits per second via wireless wifi but it is receiving over 30 megabits per second, i am tracking the speed via speedtest on my iphone for wifi and speedtestDOTcom for the the desktop.

Is there anything i can do to fix my signal or has my router just gone bad?
the router is a "linksys Wrt310n" wireless N router.

Thanks!!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 30 megabits to router, wifi only 2megabits, Please Help

Assuming that you are on the stock firmware, do a hard reset and see if the speed improves.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 30 megabits to router, wifi only 2megabits, Please Help

It could be a number of things - wireless speed tends to be affected by a lot more factors.

You could be using a crowded channel or you might have interference from other wireless devices. Xirrus Wifi Inspector is a useful tool for seeing what your situation looks like.
Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector - CNET Download.com

Depending on what your settings are, you may not be getting the most out of your wireless-N. However, even then you should be getting way more than 2 mbps, but it's hard to say.
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