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Throughput to expect from 802.11g

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Gavstar, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. Gavstar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,310

    Location: Suffolk

    Following the advice someone gave in the slow gigabit lan thread, I decided to fire up iPerf and see what numbers it came up with.

    Wireless client (128bit WEP) - wired host gave me 20-22 Mbps. Is this good? If not what should I be aiming for? I was shocked at how much difference connecting to the wirless router rather than my AP made, connected to the router left me down in the low teens!

    Wireless - Wireless was predictably pretty awful.

    Having trawled the Sticky for this info i came across the fact that short preamble gives better throughput, so that is my next thing to tinker with.
  2. benjo plz.


    Joined: 15 Jan 2004

    Posts: 14,208

    Location: Hall

    22 isn't bad, but it could be better, WEP will slow down the connection because of extra overheads etc, but standard G isn't going to go over 30 any way tbh.

    Try removing any unneeded protocols from the connection.
    Last edited: 23 Jan 2006