802.11g wireless Internet connection slower than using LAN cable?

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Hello,

I was using a LAN cable connected from my router to my desktop earlier. Now, I bought a wireless router, since my wife just bought a laptop.
 
The router came with 1 PCI wireless adapter, for desktop so I used it. I found out that it only has 54.0 Mbps speed. Earlier it was 100.0 Mbps. Do these numbers really determine, the speed of the connection I am getting?
 
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Answered By 0 points N/A #110796

802.11g wireless Internet connection slower than using LAN cable?

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Do you know what the speed of your broadband connection is?

Speed of modern DSL services typically range from 128 kbps to 20 Mbps. Even if your connection speed is 20 Mbps, it is still way below the 54.0 Mbps that your wireless connection is capable of.
 
The only time that you will notice the speed difference between 100 Mbps (your ethernet connection speed) and 54 Mbps is if you will compare the speed of intranet file transfer (that is, when transferring huge files between your desktop and your wife's laptop).
 
In short, your Internet connection will not be slower just because you changed from LAN cable to wireless.
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802.11g wireless Internet connection slower than using LAN cable?

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Comparing LAN connection to wireless connection LAN is better. In terms of internet speed they are somewhat equal but in terms of downloading files online LAN is more stable. There are a lot to consider with wireless, first the wireless signal. If you are only getting two bars signal, the connection would somehow be intermittent. Second factor is wireless interference.

If you have devices operating on the same frequency with your router then this would also be a cause of intermittent wireless connection. Another thing is when you do configuration on your router. Router manufacturers would always recommend to hard wire computer directly to the router when doing firmware upgrades.

But one good thing about wireless connectivity is you don’t need to deal with messy LAN cables.

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