what does this mean


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Old 01-25-06, 06:06 AM
joeil
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what does this mean

ok so down at the clock i have a little monitor that is blue when i move my cursor over it a window pops up and list a speed of 54. this is on my laptop that is wireless. but my desk top that is wired has a speed of 100. and when on line it seems to run alot faster. my desk top is about 4 years old has a gig in it and runs xp. my laptop is about 6months old and also runs xp and has a gig in it as well.
so i guess what im trying to ask is that speed of 54 too slow? and can it be adjusted to 100 like my desk top? if so how?
thank you
 
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Old 01-25-06, 09:23 AM
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I believe the 54 is indicating 54mbps (mega bits per second). This is the standard 802.11g wireless speed. You cannot speed this up without new hardware (ie a new wireless adapter for the laptop and a new wireless router).

If you are connecting to the Internet you don't need anything faster.
 
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Old 01-26-06, 12:18 PM
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Agree with racraft...your wireless speed is perfect. You may see, every now and then, it jump to a lower number for just a few seconds. This is normal behavior for wireless. The constant should be at 54 mbps. If it is ever "stuck" at 1 mbps and you can't connect to the internet, double check your wireless card is enabled (I've accidentally turned off a couple of times by mistake). If enabled, reset your router and modem. This always fixes the problem for me. It doesn't happen too often, but it can.
 
 

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