I’ve recently bought a new Linksys E4200 Wireless N dual-band router that works on dual-band, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (which is a really great router btw, highly recommended).
Well, I’ve connected my main desktop via Wireless N to my new router but my Windows 7 indicates that I am only connected at 130Mbps.
To see your Wireless connection speed on Windows, right click on your wireless bar:
Then click on “Status”:
I was furious, why am I not getting the full 300Mbps?!?
It’s in the settings. After playing around a bit, I found that if you don’t set different SSID for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, your overall connections suffer because Wireless B/G/N all get mixed into the same SSID.
Instead, I gave a new SSID name for my 5Ghz band and also put only Wireless N on 5GHz.
The result? I am getting full 300Mbps connections for all my wireless N connections. Yippey, my internet is faster now without being slowed by all my other B/G devices.
Here’s a screenshot of my settings:
What’s amazing is that this simple setting can cost you more than half of your potential of your router and it’s not clearly set in the instruction manuals. But I figured it out and you can too.
Also see more great router HOWTOs on Zedomax.com: